Photographs of Tuskegee Institute: An Illustrated Inventory of the American Antiquarian Society

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Evolution of farmer's houses

View of two farmer's houses near Tuskegee, Alabama. In the foreground is a new, small wooden house with central chimney and front porch. Two African American men are seen on the porch. In the background is a small rustic and partially delapidated…

Mattress making, T.N.I.I.

Image of a male African American student stuffing a mattress ouside of a brick building at the Tuskegee Institute. A stack of pillows are seen piled on a windowsill.

Conference scene - ready for lunch

Image of an African American man and woman seen sitting outside of one of the buildings at Tuskegee Institute during the Tuskegee Negro Conference. A picnic basket is beside the woman, who holds a smaller basket. The People's Conference, or Tuskegee…

Conference scene - typical character

Portrait of an older African American man at the Tuskegee Negro Conference. He wears a knee-length wool coat, a plaid blanket around his shoulders, a kerchief around his neck and a cloth hat. Carts and horses are seen behind him. The People's…

The cotton producer

Image of an African American cotton farmer attending the Tuskegee Negro Conference. He has white hair and a beard, and wears a long wool coat, holding his hat in his hand. Other men are seen behind him. The People's Conference, or Tuskegee Negro…

Rattle Snake Bill T.N.I.I.

Image of a young man, known as "Rattle Snake Bill" seen sitting on a log and holding a long branch in his proper right hand. He wears a blazer with a tie, and a knit hat.

Camp meeting - two dudes from town

Image of two African American men, one smoking a cigar, seen in a wooded area near Tuskegee, Alabama, attending a religious camp meeting.

Camp meeting - lunch counter

Image of two African American woman and a man seen working a lunch counter under a tree at the site of a camp meeting near Tuskegee, Alabama. The cart on which the food is placed is upside down and reads "Tennessee."

Camp meeting - snuff dipping

Image of African American men and women seen standing around at a camp meeting near Tuskegee, Alabama. A woman is seen bent over looking into her hand, possibly dipping tobacco.

Gambling - shooting "crap"

Image of a group of African American men seen shooting craps on the ground on a small board.