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.)
Baptism--Photographs.
Carriages and carts--Georgia--Photographs
Cotton picking--Georgia--Photographs.
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.


Restrictions

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

 
BoxFolder
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.
 
12Baptism View online.
 
13Baptism View online.
 
14Baptism View online.
 
15Baptism View online.
 
16Group of boys playing marbles View online.
 
17Group of boys playing marbles View online.
 
18Group in field of cotton and sugar cane View online.
 
19Two elderly men in cotton field View online.
 
20Group in cotton field with baskets of cotton on heads View online.
 
21Group in cotton field View online.
 
22Elderly man View online.
 
23Group eating watermelons View online.
 
24Woman washing clothes View online.
 
25Group of children sitting on sidewalk View online.
 
26Woman with quilt View online.
 
27Woman with ax & holding cow by chain View online.
 
28Group of women washing clothes View online.
 
29Man and woman in front of doorway with another woman in background View online.
 
30Two boys in town View online.
 
31Elderly man in front of doorway View online.
 
32Woman with hands on hips View online.
 
33Group in front of shed View online.
 
34Group of women in front of shack View online.
 
35Group in front of shack View online.
 
36Group in field View online.
 
37Woman with six children View online.
 
38Group in front of shack View online.
 
39Men on wagon with cotton View online.
 
40Two women with milk containers and cart View online.
 
41Man driving oxcart View online.
 
42Men on oxcart with cotton bales View online.
 
43Men on oxcart View online.
 
44Man and cart of cotton underneath shed View online.
 
45Women in doorway and children in front of shack View online.
 
46Log shack View online.
 
47Group of men sitting in front of shacks View online.
 
48Well and shacks View online.
 
49Baby sitting in small wash basin View online.
 
50Baptism View online.
 
51Group in cotton field View online.
 
52Group in cotton field View online.
 
53Group in cotton field View online.
 
54Group in cotton field View online.
 
55Children in cotton field View online.
 
56Group in cotton field with baskets of cotton on heads View online.
 
57Group in cotton field View online.
 
58Boy on back of burro View online.
 
59Man on cart with cotton View online.
 
60Boy on back of hog View online.
 
61Boy on back of cow View online.
 
62Man driving oxcart View online.
 
63Woman driving oxcart View online.
 
64Boy plowing field with ox View online.
 
65Boy plowing field with ox View online.
 
66Men on oxcart View online.
 
67Elderly man driving oxcart View online.
 
68Women washing View online.
 
69Women washing View online.
 
70Group of children View online.
 
71Group of boys eating watermelons View online.
 
72Woman with five children in front of shack View online.
 
73Group of children in yard View online.
 
74Group of women in front of shack View online.
 
75Group of children with small wagon View online.
 
76Group of children View online.
 
77Man and woman with group of children in front of house View online.
 
78Woman in front of shed View online.
 
79Two men sitting on cart View online.
 
80Man with basket View online.
 
81Elderly man with cane and standing by fence View online.
 
82Group in front of shack View online.
 
83Women in doorway and children in front of shack View online.
 
84Women in doorway and children in front of shack View online.
 
85Baptism View online.
 
86Baptism View online.
 
Box
2Glass negatives 1-15 (RESTRICTED)
 
Box
3Glass negatives 16-32 (RESTRICTED)
 
Box
4Glass negatives 33-49 (RESTRICTED)
 
Box
5Glass negatives 50-66 (RESTRICTED)
 
Box
6Glass negatives 67-86 (RESTRICTED)