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A rare stereoview or stereograph double image of a Black family in a two wheeled cart being driven by Devon Oxen. These Devon oxen are of an old breed, medium size, their distinctive color is red. In the background is a typical cottage of the region. It is made of unpainted pine shingles, and, as it may be larger than usual, may have two rooms in the interior. Behind the cottage is a small field of cotton such as is usually to be found there. In the Southern part of the Mississippi, scenes of this kind were far from uncommon. The title of the card is printed along the bottom right and the publisher's name is printed on either end. A brief geography of Mississippi, it's people and homes, transportation, and history is printed on the back of the card.
Underwood and Underwood
African American families
Southern Black families; Primitive transportation; Southern Mississippi
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, African-Americana
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Rapid Transit in Southern Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University