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  • Collection: Clifton Johnson Collection

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One page, typed, signed letter from George Washington Carver to Clifton Johnson, on Tuskegee Institute stationery. Carver thanks Johnson for his last letter and discusses Johnson's books.

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A one-page, typed, signed letter from George Washington Carver to Clifton Johnson, on Tuskegee Institute stationery. Carver thanks Johnson for sending him some photographs and hopes Johnson will visit Tuskegee again.

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Watercolor painting of a rural scene.

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John Burroughs stands newspaper in hand next to the door of a house. An american flag hangs to his left. Caption on reverse reads "At the backdoor of the 'Nest.' It was in this house that Burroughs lived during his last years."

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A man stands look out at the valley, while leaning against a wooden gate. Caption on reverse reads "Catskills Roxbury John Burroughs overlooking the valley from the old farm. Late afternoon. Enjoying the old farm view over the western valley."

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A woman wearing a dress and headscarf piles cubes of peat outside her thatch-roofed cottage.

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This photograph shows cultivated fields with South Congregational Church in the background. A wooden wagon rests before a pile of hay. Caption on back reads, “Charlie Johnson and Mr. Shumway.”

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A black man grazes a horse in his yard and talks to a woman. In the background, children are sitting on the steps of the house.

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Booker T. Washington stands next to a chicken coop. At his feet is a group of chickens. He holds a pail of feed in one hand and sprinkles it for the chickens with the other.

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Caption on back: "The cabin in which Booker Washington started his school."

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An older black woman seated in a chair, and a child, possibly her daughter or granddaughter, read together in Louisiana.

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Two apron-wearing women hang laundry to dry on a fence outside their house in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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An older black couple with smiling faces, in their yard in Vicksburg, Mississippi, look at each other. The woman is stirring a kettle and the man is sitting in a chair.

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Booker T. Washington sits on a bench with his son David standing next to him. At their feet are two rabbits.

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Booker T. Washington stands in a pasture, holding a mare's bridle and reaching out to make friends with her colt.
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