Reconstruction-Era Photographs of African Americans Taken in South Carolina & Georgia
Lot of 7 Reconstruction-era photographs, including: three amateur shots, ranging in size from approx. 4.5 x 4 in. to 6 x 4 in., which were taken in and around Columbia, SC, and show informal views of African Americans working in a field, resting outside a cabin, and riding through town in a horse-drawn cart, with what looks to be the State House in the background. In the photograph of the cotton field, the young boy staring directly at the camera appears to be holding a Civil War soldier's kepi.
The amateur views are accompanied by four commercially made photographs, each 4 x 6.25 in., on larger cardstock mounts, produced by the Moller Studio in Thomasville, GA. Titles, which are stamped in each negative, include: In the Cotton Field; Ox Cart; Negro Cabin; and Weighing Cotton.
Each Moller photo is in near excellent condition, but the amateur views have undergone some wear, silvering.