Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday
Hands on Hips

Natchez, Mississippi
Photograph taken between 1890-1905
Stewart Photograph Collection
Courtesy of Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Photostream

8 comments:

  1. I love it! It's like she's saying, "hurry up...I've got stuff to do."

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  2. Hope they owned their own land and didn't get cheated on their cotton.

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    1. Since Natchez had many merchants to do business with, Hands on Hips probably choose one she thought was fair to Negroes.

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  3. Thanks for posting the photo of Robert H. Stewart Furniture. Can the Robert Stewart Photograph Collection be viewed online? Robert Hill Stewart owned Elder Grove Plantation, Bunch's Bend, Louisiana where some of my ancestors had been slaves. I suspect it was at Robert H. Stewart's that my great great grandfather Jacob Stewart was born in Natchez. Robert Hill Stewart was a furniture maker and mortician. I have copies of receipts for the building of coffins and the burial of slaves. Robert H's parents were Robert Stewart and Susan McDonald Marschalk daughter of Andrew Marschalk, editor and printer in Natchez.
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    Robert H. Stewart Account Books, Mss. 404, 4732, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

    Edward (Ed) Adams

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    1. Ed, Thank you for the information concerning Robert H Stewart. The African Americans photographed near and in front of his store may have a relationship with the Stewart family.

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  4. Great picture! She looks like someone who could assert herself when she needed to.

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    1. I think she knew her world and how to maneuver in that world.

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