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Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity (Richmond Co.), ca. 1872-1898

Photographer: Williams, Robert E. (d. 1937)

Collection Description: Robert E. Williams (d. 1937), an African-American Photographer, operated a photography studio, R. Williams and Son, in Augusta, Georgia, from 1888 until around 1908. This collection consists of 86 Glass plate negatives and positive prints of African-Americans in the Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia area. The photographs depict dwellings and domestic chores, rituals of baptism, harvesting and transporting cotton, vehicles and transportation, and children and family life. 84 of the images are presented online, as two of the negatives are copies. (About the archival collection.)

Repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries
Collection Number: Ms 1284

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Man and woman with basket of cotton


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Baptism


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Group of children playing marbles


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Two children


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Bringing cotton to market


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Bringing cotton to market


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Two children


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Two children eating watermelons


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Chain gang


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Child


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Group holding umbrellas


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Baptism


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Baptism


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Baptism


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Baptism


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Group of children playing marbles


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Group of children playing marbles


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Group in field of cotton and sugar cane


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Two elderly men in cotton field



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