AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE NEAR PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 1910, as pictured in a series of ten photographs, all about 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (each mounted on thick card stock (each about 8 x 10 inches), four with the blindstamp of "Merrow Studio, Pinehurst, N.C.," picturing "Uncle Jerry" and his family, other African-Americans at work, and scenery in the area.

Pinehurst, NC: nd [ca. 1910]. Photographs. The ten photos include: (1) "Uncle Jerry (an old slave) / Father of the family" (ink caption on verso), an older man standing next to a tree in a grove, holding a double-barrel shotgun (with the Merrow studio blindstamp on mount); (2) "Uncle Jerry's Family" (ink caption on verso), presumably his wife, two daughters, and four grandchildren standing in front of a clapboard house or barn (with the Merrow studio blindstamp on mount); (3) a mother and four children standing in front of a primitive clapboard cabin set in front of a clear cut stand of spines (with the Merrow studio blindstamp on mount); (4) a grandmother, three daughters, and six grandchildren in front of a clapboard outbuilding or barn in Sunday dress, but one of the daughters with a bundle of cotton balanced on her head (with the Merrow studio blindstamp on mount); (5) a husband and wife standing in front of their ox-pulled cart, two children seated within, a clapboard house in the background (with the Merrow studio blindstamp on mount); (6) an older man seated in an ox-pulled cart, a clear-cut stand of pine in the background; (7) an adult man driving a large wagon, stacked high with bales of cotton, being pulled by a team of six oxen, a tree-lined town street in the background ("White Brothers" business on the corner); (8) large house sitting within a grove of trees; (9) large pasture enclosed within a split-rail fence, clapboard houses just visible in the background); (10) old clapboard mill on a creek, water running through its wheel. Edmond L. Merrow (1861-1922), a native of Maine, worked as a practicing photographer in New Hampshire for 15 years before opening a studio in Pinehurst in 1900, trading particularly with visitors escaping the northern winters, photographing them at their leisure activities (e.g., golf, tennis, equestrian sports) and providing them opportunities to purchase postcards and photographs of the town and its surrounding countryside. Traces of mounting on verso of two mounts, the images very good. (11154). Item #64882

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