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Former Slave Sitting on Porch | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Former Slave Sitting on Porch

Former Slave Sitting on Porch | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
African-American man and woman on the front porch of a rural home. The unidentified woman is retrieving water from a well, and the man, J.R. Dean, is sitting in broken chair.
DESCRIPTION
African-American man and woman on the front porch of a rural home. The unidentified woman is retrieving water from a well, and the man, J.R. Dean, is sitting in broken chair.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:9464
Creation Date: February 13 1915
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Ashville
County:
State:Alabama
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:McCormick Mss 13z, box 53, folder 4
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 6.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Original caption reads: "J.R. Dean, a southern Negro, who at the age of 22 was released from slavery, went into debt to the amount of over $400 to buy a 200 acre farm. He was a hard worker and made good and still owns the farm, as well as a house and lot in Ashville. Mr. Dean is now too old to work and is living with Mr. Hood, the hotel keeper at Ashville, Alabama." The photograph was taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Miscellaneous
SUBJECTS
Household employees
Porches
African Americans
Poverty
Slavery

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