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Unknown Hog killing time in Dixie

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09724.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Scooba, Mississippi Type: Photograph Date: 16 December 1918 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph of four African Americans, three men and one woman, standing in a wooded area with dead hogs hanging on a spit. The title, date, and location are inferred from information written on the back of the photograph.

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

Subjects: African AmericansAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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