Robert E. Williams photographs

Robert E. Williams photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Williams, Robert E., d. 1937
Title: Robert E. Williams photographs
Dates: 1872-1898
Quantity: 1.4 Linear feet (1 document box, 5 half boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of 81 glass plate negatives and positive prints of African Americans in the Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia area. The photographs depict dwellings and domestic chores, rituals of baptism, harvesting and transporting cotton, vehicles and transportation, and children and family life.
Coll. Number: ms1284

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert W. Williams (d. 1937), African American photographer, with his father, operated a photography studio, R. Williams and Son, in Augusta, Georgia from 1888 until around 1908.

Index Terms

African American children--Georgia--History--19th century--Photographs.
African American photographers--Georgia.
African Americans--Georgia--Religion--19th century--Photographs.
African Americans--Housing--Georgia--History--19th century--Photographs.
African Americans--Social life and customs--19th century--Photographs.
Augusta (Ga.)
Carriages and carts--Georgia--Photographs
Cotton picking--Georgia--Photographs.
Richmond County (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert E. Williams photographs, MS 1284. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Glass negatives (86) in boxes 2-6 are restricted from public access. Reference prints are available in box 1.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Man and woman with basket of cotton View online.
2Baptism View online.
3Group of boys playing marbles View online.
4Young boy and girl View online.
5Bringing cotton to market View online.
6Bringing cotton to market View online.
7Two boys View online.
8Two children eating watermelons View online.
9Chain gang View online.
10Boy View online.
11Group holding umbrellas View online.