ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION ERA SHARECROPPERS - STEREOVIEW PHOTO c1865-77. RARELY SEEN CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION ERA SHARECROPPERS PICKING COTTON STEREOVIEW PHOTO c1865-77. THIS PARTICULAR SCENE IS VERY RARELY FOUND AMONG THE FEW AFRICAN AMERICAN THEMED SHARECROPPER STEREOVIEWS TAKEN IN THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA. IT WAS TAKEN SOON AFTER THE CIVIL WAR IN THE BEGINNING OF THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA IN THE MID TO LATE 1860's ON A GEORGIA PLANTATION NEAR AIKEN SOUTH CAROLINA BY THE NOTED PHOTOGRAPHER J.THIS STEREOVIEW WAS PUBLISHED LATER. IN THE EARLY 1870's. CHASE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND IN HIS STEREOVIEW CARD SERIES. THE WIDE WIDE WORLD, PICTURESQUE VIEWS GEMS OF BEAUTY AND ART, MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND STREAM. IN THE LOWER IMAGES THE IMAGES IS CAPTIONED: Georgia Plantation Scene Picking Cotton. PALMER (AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA / SAVANNAH, GEORGIA). DIMENSIONS: 3 7/16" x 6 15/16".
VERY GOOD FOCUS AND CONTRAST. CONDITION IS FINE FOR ITS 145 + YEARS. CRACKED IS SPLIT IN THE CENTER VERTICALLY INTO TWO PIECES.SOME OLD YELLOWED CONSERVATION TAPE MARKS FROM OLD REMOVED TAPE. UPPER FRONT LEFT CORNER CHIP NOT AFFECTING THE IMAGE. THIS IS NOT A COPY OR A REPRODUCTION. 1896 specialized in photographs of the African-American community. He took family and personal portraits as well as images of their homes and scenes from cotton fields and other locations where they worked.
Palmer's stereographs of the lives of African-Americans at work are important as they provide important information about how both white South Carolinians and African-Americans adjusted to the new reality. In 1864, he advertised this collection as illustrative of "Southern plantation life" in The Philadelphia Photographer. In 1866, Palmer moved to Savannah, Georgia where he worked as a photographer. He moved to Aiken in 1870.
He was a prolific photographer at a time when the technology was still in its infancy. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos". The seller is "topcat2001565758590" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.