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    • "City of Memphis" at river landing

    • Steamboats; Bodies of water; Laborers
    • The "City of Memphis" is moored at the shore while cargo is loaded on board via a boom gangplank. Several well dressed men and women seem to be waiting to board. The tall stacks are belching black smoke in preparation for moving. Individuals are...
    • "City of Savannah"

    • Steamboats; Stern wheelers; African Americans
    • "City of Savannah," a stern wheeler steamboat, plowing through the water belching smoke through the tall stacks. Some individuals are shown on the decks. One lifeboat is visible on one of the decks.
    • "Roustabouts" on deck of steamboat

    • African Americans; Waterfronts; Labor supply; Men; Laborers
    • Four African-American men relax on the deck of a riverboat. The man in front wears blue jeans, vest, coat, and boots. The man in back wears overalls and a plaid shirt. Visible in the background are stacked wooden boxes.
    • A mule-powered ferry boat at river landing

    • Mules; Kettles; Rocks; Waterfronts; Rivers; African Americans; Men; Boats; Dwellings
    • A waterfront view showing three African American men. One man sits at the edge of the river near a mule-powered ferry. The second man is on the ferry with two mules. The third man sits above the bank on a cliff. Rocks, driftwood and a large iron...
    • A river landing scene

    • African Americans; Men; Waterfronts
    • Four men, three of them American American, load and unload goods at a river landing. The men are using a gangplank to access the riverboat. One man holds chickens and a package in his hand. A riverboat captain stands in the background.
    • Assembling a ramp

    • Laborers; African Americans; City & town life; Inclined planes; General stores
    • African American men shown on either side of chute or ramp which is positioned into a warehouse, perhaps waiting for products which will be sent down the trough. This building was probably a general store. Individuals, are positioned in the...
    • Carnegie Public Library

    • Libraries; Public libraries
    • Substanial two-story brick building with domed cupola. Round windows complement the six-sided lower part of dome. Three narrow arched windows and large arched front door are symmetrically placed along facade. Four stone Ionic columns grace the...
    • Doing the wash

    • Laundry; Domestic life; Laundresses; Housework; Kettles; African Americans; Women domestics; Houses; Women
    • An African American woman is pictured at the back of a multi-story dwelling stirring laundry that is heating over a fire in a black iron kettle. The house, with clothes drying on the porch rails, is visibile behind her. A dinner bell is mounted...
    • Flooded farm

    • Floods; Bodies of water; Disasters
    • Flooding river rising to homes, barns, and other outbuildings, probably on Mississippi or Tennessee Rivers. Buildings are surrounded by water and trees; their trunks are underwater
    • Hogs driven onto steamboat

    • African Americans; Swine; Corrals; Laborers; Agriculture
    • A group of men are gathering up hogs and guiding them up a wooden chute onto a steamboat to send them off for slaughter. Most of the men pictured are African American.
    • Loading hogs onto the riverboat

    • Pulleys; African Americans; Men; Women; Children; Swine; Corrals
    • Several men are loading hogs from a chute or gangplank onto a riverboat. A pulley hoists the chute off of the bank. A corral is pictured in the background. A woman and two children, each wearing wide-brimmed hats, watch the scene from the side.
    • Man hauling bags in a steamboat

    • African Americans; Barrels; Bags; Steamboats; Laborers
    • African-American man caries a heavy cloth bag of unidentified goods, possibly peanuts, on his back. Behind him another man carries the same. Rows of cloth bags and barrels of goods are pictured.
    • Man peeking out of outhouse

    • Privies; Men; Ship captains
    • Mustachioed man wears captain's hat, glasses, and striped bowtie. He is visible from the chest and shoulders up and is standing inside what appears to be an outhouse or some sort of out building. The building is of crude construction, built with...
    • 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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