Railroad Workers, circa 1865

Collection:
General Photographs Collection
Title:
Railroad Workers, circa 1865
Date of Original:
1860/1870
Subject:
Labor
African American men
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Railroads
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
color slides
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Men help rebuild railroads after the end of the Civil War. Text from slide presentation: After the War, rebuilding those railroads provided work for many freed slaves who had left their rural homes to seek opportunities in cities. This was the case for early residents of Reynoldstown. Most of the men worked in railyards, as firemen or laying track as depicted here. Many of the women who lived in Reynoldstown were employed as domestic workers.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/auc.069:0040_022
Language:
eng
Additional Rights Information:
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Original Collection:
General Photographs
Holding Institution:
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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