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Title Untitled
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Other number P036573
Description Glass-plate negative. Image of a group of unidentified African-American field workers, possibly in or near Camden, South Carolina. Men and women stand in a field with piles of hay or straw around. Two men stand on wagons each with a pair of donkey or horses. Women dressed in long skirts, all wearing hats. One man is wearing a suit jacket and tie. Possible posed or staged?
Date 1905 ca.
Photographer Start, Edward T.
Collection Photo Collection
Catalog Number 1976.145.0217
Notes Used in exhibit "Dreaming of Timbuctoo"

Originally thought to have been taken at North Elba but through research and comparison, the photograph was most likely near Camden, South Carolina where Edward Start had a home, worked as a photograph during the winter seasons. Start passed away at the Camden Hospital in 1952. Photographs held in the E. T. Start Collection of the University of South Carolina libraries are very similar to this particular photograph.

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