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Robert E. Williams photographs

Robert E. Williams photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert E. Williams photographs
Creator: Williams, Robert E., -1937
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1898
Language: English
Extent: 1.75 Linear Feet 86 photographs and 86 glass negatives
Collection Number: ms1284
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert W. Williams (d. 1937) an African American photographer, operated a photography studio with his father, R. Williams and Son, in Augusta, Georgia from 1888 until around 1908.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 81 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. This collection has been digitized and is available through the Digital Library of Georgia.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Glass negatives (86) in boxes 2-6 are restricted from public access.

Preferred Citation

Robert E. Williams photographs, ms 1284. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 31.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American children -- Photographs.
African American photographers -- Georgia.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Augusta (Ga.)
Carriages and carts.
Photographs.
Richmond County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Man and woman with basket of cotton Access Online
 
12Baptism Access Online
 
13Group of boys playing marbles Access Online
 
14Young boy and girl Access Online
 
15Bringing cotton to market Access Online
 
16Bringing cotton to market Access Online
 
17Two boys Access Online
 
18Two children eating watermelons Access Online
 
19Chain gang Access Online
 
110Boy Access Online
 
111Group holding umbrellas Access Online
 
112Baptism Access Online
 
113Baptism Access Online
 
114Baptism Access Online
 
115Baptism Access Online
 
116Group of boys playing marbles Access Online
 
117Group of boys playing marbles Access Online
 
118Group in field of cotton and sugar cane Access Online
 
119Two elderly men in cotton field Access Online
 
120Group in cotton field with baskets of cotton on heads Access Online
 
121Group in cotton field Access Online
 
122Elderly man Access Online
 
123Group eating watermelons Access Online
 
124Woman washing clothes Access Online
 
125Group of children sitting on sidewalk Access Online
 
126Woman with quilt Access Online
 
127Woman with ax & holding cow by chain Access Online
 
128Group of women washing clothes Access Online
 
129Man and woman in front of doorway with another woman in background Access Online
 
130Two boys in town Access Online
 
131Elderly man in front of doorway Access Online
 
132Woman with hands on hips Access Online
 
133Group in front of shed Access Online
 
134Group of women in front of shack Access Online
 
135Group in front of shack Access Online
 
136Group in field
 
137Woman with six children Access Online
 
138Group in front of shack Access Online
 
139Men on wagon with cotton Access Online
 
140Two women with milk containers and cart Access Online
 
141Man driving oxcart Access Online
 
142Men on oxcart with cotton bales Access Online
 
143Men on oxcart Access Online
 
144Man and cart of cotton underneath shed Access Online
 
145Women in doorway and children in front of shack Access Online
 
146Log shack Access Online
 
147Group of men sitting in front of shacks Access Online
 
148Well and shacks Access Online
 
149Baby sitting in small wash basin Access Online
 
150Baptism Access Online
 
151Group in cotton field Access Online
 
152Group in cotton field Access Online
 
153Group in cotton field Access Online
 
154Group in cotton field Access Online
 
155Children in cotton field Access Online
 
156Group in cotton field with baskets of cotton on heads Access Online
 
157Group in cotton field Access Online
 
158Boy on back of burro Access Online
 
159Man on cart with cotton Access Online
 
160Boy on back of hog Access Online
 
161Boy on back of cow Access Online
 
162Man driving oxcart Access Online
 
163Woman driving oxcart Access Online
 
164Boy plowing field with ox Access Online
 
165Boy plowing field with ox Access Online
 
166Men on oxcart Access Online
 
167Elderly man driving oxcart Access Online
 
168Women washing Access Online
 
169Women washing Access Online
 
170Group of children Access Online
 
171Group of boys eating watermelons Access Online
 
172Woman with five children in front of shack
 
173Group of children in yard Access Online
 
174Group of women in front of shack Access Online
 
175Group of children with small wagon Access Online
 
176Group of children Access Online
 
177Man and woman with group of children in front of house Access Online
 
178Woman in front of shed Access Online
 
179Two men sitting on cart Access Online
 
180Man with basket Access Online
 
181Elderly man with cane and standing by fence Access Online
 
182Group in front of shack
 
183Women in doorway and children in front of shack
 
184Women in doorway and children in front of shack Access Online
 
185Baptism Access Online
 
186Baptism Access Online