Plantations, Knox's Plantation

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Plantations, Knox's Plantation
Barnard, George N., 1819-1902
circa 1870
3 1/2" X 7" stereograph image with caption on reverse: 'No.85. Interior view of ginning mills ginning sea island cotton, on Alex. Knox's Plantations, Mt. Pleasant, near Charleston, S.C.' Handwritten on reverse: 'The old man up by the window. OJS. Mch 26, 1875.' Pictured are two African-American men standing behind machinery with wheel cranks, out of which light colored fibers are flowing.
Charleston Museum Plantation Photographs
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Topical Subject:
Plantations -- South Carolina, African American men, Sea Island cotton, Cotton gins and ginning
Geographic Subject:
Low Country, Charleston County (S.C.), Mount Pleasant (S.C.)
Unable to determine location of Alexander Knox's plantation, at this time. 1870 federal census shows Alexander K. Knox, planter, and wife, Emily, living in Christ Church parish. They were both born in the North and married, in 1868, in Massachusetts. It seems likely that they moved to South Carolina as newlyweds. They do not appear on the 1880 census. Family trees posted to, have listed Emily's death in October of 1871 and Alexander in 1876. Still working to locate corroborating evidence for either.
Shelving Locator:
MK 4751
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
800 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2011, The Charleston Museum Archives. All rights reserved. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.