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African American Tenant Farmers at Barbecue

African American Tenant Farmers at Barbecue | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (wearing a light colored hat). To his right is Miss Helen Holden of Chicago. The barbecue followed a lecture by International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. According to the original caption, the tenants "finished up the barbecue after the white folks had eaten their fill." One man is holding a guitar and another is holding a violin (fiddle).
DESCRIPTION
African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (wearing a light colored hat). To his right is Miss Helen Holden of Chicago. The barbecue followed a lecture by International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. According to the original caption, the tenants "finished up the barbecue after the white folks had eaten their fill." One man is holding a guitar and another is holding a violin (fiddle).
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:6876
Creation Date:February 22 1915
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Ozark
County:
State:Alabama
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 13Z, Album 80, Box 39, Folder 7
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Campaigns
SUBJECTS
Trees
Dresses
Hats
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
African Americans
Children
Crowds
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Picnicking
Race relations
Farmers
Guitars
Musical instruments

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