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Jeff Porter

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Title

Jeff Porter

Subject

African American History

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

Description

These images are photos of Jeff Porter and his home. Porter was born sometime in 1849. Throughout his lifetime in Louisa County, Porter lived at Trevillians Depot. We know little more about him than what these photos reveal, except that he was a widower by 1900.

Oxen were the prime animal power owned by farmers in Louisa County, and especially among African-Americans. An ox could be trained from an ordinary male calf whose horns were allowed to grow to help hold the wooden yolk in place. Oxen were much more affordable to purchase and maintain than a horse and simply needed a good yolk to pull plows or carts rather than the harness required for horses.

Source

William Kibleigh Photo Collection

Publisher

Louisa County Historical Society

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_07_478, 054_2009_07_485, 2009_07_484

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