- Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity (Richmond Co.), circa 1872-1898
- [Photograph of a group of African Americans holding umbrellas along side a body of water in or near Richmond County, Georgia, late 19th century]
- Williams, Robert E., d. 1937
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- African Americans--Georgia--Richmond County--1870-1910
Outdoor religious services
Bodies of water
- United States, Georgia, Richmond County, 33.3596349, -82.0735491
- black-and-white photographs
- 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.
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- 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.
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- Hargrett Library