PIEDMONT WAREHOUSE [title from sign on building in photograph]. Photograph, Reidsville.

PIEDMONT WAREHOUSE [title from sign on building in photograph].

Reidsville, NC: nd [ca. 1870]. Photograph, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 (mounted on much larger card stock, 10 x 12 inches), with caption printed in large type below image "For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco, / Oaks & Allen, Proprietors, / Reidsville, N. C." The photograph pictures a large tobacco warehouse, with the "Piedmont Warehouse" sign over the front entrance stretching from one corner to the other; African-American and white workers are captured unloading a mule-drawn cart of tobacco thorough a side window while several groups of buyers and spectators mill about the front. Buildings on either side of the warehouse are partly pictured. Rockingham Community College holds an example, attributing the date above (image online). Crack across upper left corner of mount (tape repair on verso), old tideline intruding onto mount from right edge, neither affecting the image, which is very good. (10311). Item #63837

Price: $200.00

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