Savannah, GA. Published by Wilson & Havens, [ca. 1870]. Stereopticon photograph, mounted on card, with printed label on verso. Small early ink name on verso of card, else very nice. Item #WRCLIT23143
An example of the blizzard of racially stereotypical stereographs produced and sold in the South (and North, for that matter) in the years following the Emancipation Proclamation. In this view, a black man in a straw hat is riding a rather skeletal steer with an overloaded haycart drawn behind. The title label indicates this was image 126 in the publisher's series. Darrah cites Wilson and Havens as active in Savannah during the 1860s and the 1870s.