[Photograph of a group of African Americans holding umbrellas along side a body of water in or near Richmond County, Georgia, late 19th century]

Collection:
Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity (Richmond Co.), circa 1872-1898
Title:
[Photograph of a group of African Americans holding umbrellas along side a body of water in or near Richmond County, Georgia, late 19th century]
Creator:
Williams, Robert E., d. 1937
Date of Original:
1872/1898
Subject:
African Americans--Georgia--Richmond County--1870-1910
Outdoor religious services
Baptisms
Clergy
Bodies of water
Men
Women
Umbrellas
Location:
United States, Georgia, Richmond County, 33.3596349, -82.0735491
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Document digitized by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2000, as part of GALILEO.
This is a sunlit photograph of two groups of African Americans, the larger group behind the smaller, of men and women dressed in dark, formal clothing, some holding umbrellas, lead by a man holding a staff, dressed in a long white dress coat. He appears to be a religious leader. This is probably a baptism; the ground on which the people stand appears marshy, suggesting the group is near a body of water.
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlrw_rew011
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlrw_rew011#item
Rights Holder:
The material on this site is the property of the University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as a statement of availability pertaining to the appropriate owning institution is included in the text.
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of photograph], Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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