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Posted 5 years ago

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This oversized cabinet card is part of a series of stereotyped/ racist images that were produced by Russell Brothers of Anniston Alabama, in the 1890s.

This particular image shows an African American mother and three children on the steps of their cabin.

These early Black Americana images are highly collectible.

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio!

  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I have to say I find this one and the other Russell Bros. card quite shocking, scottv. Very telling items!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I agree with you vetraio-- they are very telling about the mindset and attitude in America.

  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    My home town. Russell must have opened after I left for the Indian wars.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking amber and buss!

  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
    Thanks for posting scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks again fran, for both looking and commenting!

  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks packrat!

  9. Quinnsterman Quinnsterman, 4 years ago
    Great photo, thanks for sharing!
  10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks much for looking and commenting quinnsterman.


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