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  • Collection: Clifton Johnson Collection
A black boy is about to hit the large hanging broken saw blade which serves as a bell for a poor black church. Captions on back: "Near by is a little church that belongs to the Negroes, and the larger boy is sounding a call to worship" and "Such a…
Article written by Booker T. Washington (with photography by Clifton Johnson) that reflects a casual and personal look into Washington's philosophy and daily life. He relates his fondness for animals, his daily routine, and how the practical aspects…

A house and barn surrounded by flood waters. Some bare trees surround the buildings. The ferry landing road went down the right side of the house to the landing. The house had a central hall on the first floor with a fireplace in the rooms on either…

Two man row in a boat on the flooded land next to the schoolhouse and its outhouse. Trees sprinkled throughout and Mt. Tom visible in the background.

John Burroughs sits writing at the desk he made at Slabsides. Caption on reverse reads "A busy day at Slabsides"

A boy stands on a chair drawing holly across the top of the blackboard with chalk in his right hand and an eraser in his left hand.

A man dressed in a suit wearing a hat holding flowers stands by a gravestone with flowers and an American flag commemorating the fallen. A white fence stands behind him with a mountain visible in the background.

Two man, identified as Mr. Draydel and Jacque, stand talking by a road junction between Hockanum Road and Fort River Covered Bridge Road. A pole blocks the road to the covered bridge due to flooding. Telegraph poles line the road on the right and a…

A lone figure, all in black, stands with her back to the camera in a cemetery in Hadley, Massachusetts. Some town buildings visible in the background.

Image of two men working with logs in a cove off the Connecticut River. One man is standing upright and holding a long pike pole while the other man is bent over the log and is pulling on the log with a chain and a short pole. These men may be…

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

Two boys wearing fake beards sit facing each other pretending they are warming their hands in a fireplace. A jug and a glass stand on a table in front of them.

A woman (identified as a Marsh sister) stands in front of a house holding a bowl of mushrooms (?).

A boy and a girl sit on a bench and play checkers while grandmother looks on.

A garden path, plants and flowers densely populate the photograph and stand taller than the woman in the middle of the photograph, facing left and looking at a plant. A corner of a house visible through the flowers in the background.
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