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    • Young African-American girls

    • Women; African Americans; Girls; Fences; Bonnets; Clothing & dress
    • A group of five African-American girls are gathered together near a wooden fence and wooden house. Several of the girls are smiling. A white woman in a long dress can be seen in the background walking the other way.
    • Workers roll barrels in shadow of general store

    • General stores; Inclined planes; Laborers; Waterfronts; Barrels; City & town life; African Americans
    • Town along the river is featured with two African-American workers rolling barrels along a loading ramp. William A. Lueders General Merchandise Store, storage barn, and other buildings appear in the background. The William A. Lueders General...
    • Women walking down the riverbank

    • African Americans; Women; Waterfronts; Steamboats; Rivers
    • A group of women are walking down the bank of a river. A steamboat can be seen docking at the river. The women are wearing long dresses and hats. The steamboat is the "City of Memphis."
    • Women dipping water

    • Women; Bonnets; Clothing & dress; Children; Laundry
    • Women wearing bonnets are lined up getting ready to take a cup of water from a bucket. They have their hands resting on the person's shoulders in front of them. The house in the background has a covered, attached structure sheltering a cistern. A...
    • Woman with child

    • African Americans; Toys; Women; Children
    • African-American woman with her hand on a young child's head. Both are cleanly dressed but barefoot. The young child is positioned behind her toy high chair, smiling into the camera. The woman seems to be squinting or frowning.
    • Wagon with mules

    • Mules; Carts & wagons; Cotton
    • A posed picture showing six individuals in hats (three men and three women) on and beside a wagon pulled by two mules. Two of the men are wearing riverboat captain's hats. In the background there appears to be bailed cotton with at least two...
    • Team of oxen

    • Steamboats; Ox teams; Laborers; Rivers; Farming; Bodies of water
    • A man with a hat stands next to a team of oxen. A river and a steamboat can be seen in the background. The man is standing near some wooden structures, one of which may be a barn. The name of the steamboat is the "City of Memphis."
    • Passengers on deck

    • Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Steamboats
    • Six women and two men, probably passengers, are posing in front of smokestacks on the deck of a steamboat. The Texas deck can be seen at far right in the background. This steamboat is most likely the "City of Memphis."
    • Oxen team hauling crossties at tieyard

    • Logs; Lumber industry; Lumber; Ox teams; Cattle; Carts & wagons; Cutover lands; Clearing of land; Bodies of water
    • A team of oxen yoked together stand beside wagons loaded with hand hewn crossties. The crossties were hewn by seasonal workers using a broadaxe and delivered to river landing tieyards for shipping by steamboat.
    • Oxen led to water

    • Cattle; Carts & wagons; Ox teams; Women; African Americans; Bodies of water
    • A team of yoked oxen in the foreground are led to the water's edge by their African-American handler. A group of women are seated on a wagon bed with a small building in the background.
    • Oxen and handler

    • Women; Cattle; Laborers; Carts & wagons; African Americans
    • African-American man reins in two yoked oxen in a field as a group of women stand, sit in, and walk around a wagon. Structures appear in the background.
    • Mississippi River People

    • Laborers; African Americans; Agricultural machinery & implements; Agricultural laborers
    • Four Black laborers preparing to work. The three youngest, two boys and a girl, are barefoot. The youngest, a girl, is holding a hoe which is bigger than she is. Buildings are shown in the background.

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