Pencil sketches and occasional watercolors by Charleston-born architect William Martin Aiken. Primarily landscapes and sketches of architectural elements in Boston, Mass.; Newport, R.I.; Brookline, Mass.; White Mountains, N.Y.; Chateaugay, N.Y.; and Quebec, Canada.
Stereoscopic image of five visible horse drawn carriages, some transporting cotton from the gin. Handwritten caption on the verso reads, "Some scene 1879-Cotten ginned and booked for shipping. Gin property of Mr. JJ Dale, J.R. Macdonald, George Wilkins."
A stereoscopic image of African American women holding baskets with wares on top of their heads and children carrying wares atop their head. The text at the bottom of the image identifies them as "street vendors."
Stereoscopic image of African American cotton pickers in a cotton field on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Handwritten caption on verso reads, "Cotton picking at the yard-St. Helena Island Fall of 1879."