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."
Black-and-white offset print reproduction of Jewish women from Tunis. From the article "Three continents in three weeks" by David Ker, published in the July 1879 edition of Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.
Caricature by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler published in the July 16, 1879, edition of Puck. The associated article reads in part : "The trouble with this country is that religion is getting to be altogether too much mixed up with affairs political and social; and the latest phase of this newest departure in American matters is the effort to populate the great waste places of the West with 'colonies' of certain religionists... Instead of little hamlets budding into thrifty villages, and blossoming into bustling cities, with the Methodist spire rising up into the same blue Heaven with the Catholic cross, while the dome of the Synagogue flashes between them--we are to have sectarian villages made up, as the case may be, exclusively either of Jews or Catholics..."