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

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Evolution of farmer's houses

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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