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Underwood & Underwood Little Negro Tea Pickers singing Pickaninny songs for President Roosevelt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.32 Author/Creator: Underwood & Underwood Place Written: Pinehurst Tea Farm, Summerville, S. C. Type: Photograph Date: 1902 Pagination: Stereoview.

Summary of Content: A group of children with their backs to the camera, among whom a young girl in a white dress stands out, occupies the foreground. The children face President Roosevelt, who has several other men around him. The President and his associates stand before a tree-filled background.

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People: Underwood & Underwood
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraAfrican American HistoryWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyMusicLaborAgriculture and Animal HusbandryPresident

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