- Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity (Richmond Co.), circa 1872-1898
- Harvest for the Lord
- Williams, Robert E., d. 1937
- Date of Original:
- African Americans--Georgia--Richmond County--1870-1910
African American Baptists
Outdoor religious services
Children & adults
- 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.
Photograph of an African American baptism. Four men dressed in white stand in a pool of water below ground level. Many people crowd around the pool. Women and children seem to be on one side while men are on the other. A man, who stands next to the baptismal pool, holds an umbrella over the men to be baptised.
Photograph annotated: "When the Baptist Church was too far from a river, a baptizing pool was dug in the ground, shored with boards and filled with water for the sanctification ritual."
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- 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