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Huckleberries
Date: ca. 1885-1890
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Dimensions: Image (size of each image): 4 1/16 x 2 7/8 in. (10.3 x 7.3 cm) Paper: 4 1/16 x 5 3/4 in. (10.3 x 14.6 cm) Mount: 4 1/4 x 7 in. (10.8 x 17.8 cm)
Medium: Albumen print stereograph
Credit Line: Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990
Description: The American Scenery Subscription Series was produced and distributed by Telfair Stockton (1860-1932), a photography vendor based in Jacksonville, Florida, who became one of the leading real estate developers in the area. Exotic scenes such as appeared in Stockton's series may have been used to attract investment and new settlement. The title of this stereoview, an intimate portrait of Southern black domestic life, reveals the class and race bias underlying the placid image. In nineteenth-century slang, a huckleberry was a person of no importance, a nonentity.
Accession Number: 477.1990