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At Poindexter Store

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Title

At Poindexter Store

Subject

African American History

Standards of Learning VS.1a, VS.1d, VS.1g, VS.8a, VS.8b, USII.1a, USII.1d, USII.4c

Description

This photograph is an image of three African American individuals outside of the Poindexter Store in Louisa County. The style of clothing of the two women in this photograph suggests that both are domestic workers (the apron and the hats). Often, if an African American woman chose to do domestic work, and if the white family was financial stable, the domestic worker would live in the home with her children. Census records from 1870 onward often indicate this arrangement when African American workers are listed as part of white households as domestic help. Although working a domestic job during this era was not financially lucrative, the living conditions of these workers was often improved by living with more prosperous white families. To learn more, visit the Louisa County's African American history website.

Source

Louisa County Historical Society Collection

Publisher

Louisa County Historical Society

Date

Around 1900-1920

Rights

RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTION POLICY

All items in our archives have been donated to The Louisa County Historical Society with express permission to use them only for not-for-profit purposes of education and individual research. We make them available online to further those ends. Anyone wishing to use images online or in printed publications must obtain express written permission to do so from the Louisa County Historical Society and the legal copyright holder. Users assume full responsibility for disputes arising from copyright violations or invasions of privacy.

Format

Photograph

Type

Photograph

Identifier

054_2009_09_292

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