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Title Mystery Trunk
Object Name Photograph
Description Please see 2012.010.016 for information on the trunk itself. The following is from Bill Birdsong's extensive research. "There are seven people and one fish or shark in this snapshot. The young men seem of similar age and are dressed semiformal, not as fisherman coming from the water. Each is wearing a white shirt with a white tie. The collars are buttoned and one may have his collar turned up, the man holding a dress straw hat. The man in the left may also be holding a dark hat but details are not clear. A small child wearing all white and holding what looks like a piece of cloth stands in front of two of the men. He has a very loose belt around his waist that droops very low. Two young African Americans are seen in the lower left of the picture, both laughing. In the low background, a third African American lays on the grass with his head in his hands but facing the camera. The building on the far right has a sign advertising Spearmint Gum. The location of the photograph is not known but may be in Fernandina."
Catalog Number 2013.010.008
Caption Mystery Trunk Photo Placement Reference
Classification Photography
Collection AIMH