safety negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES

Mitchell, Carleton
CARRIACOU; GRENADINES
Circa 1947
2.25 x 2.25 x 0

Safety negative; black man sitting in dinghy, holding up tree branch with oysters attached after being harvested. From Carleton Mitchell's "Islands to Windward": "In Tyrrell Bay on Carriacou, oysters literally 'grow on trees,' clinging in clusters to the roots of mangroves. To harvest them the roots are chopped off"; for similar views of oyster farmer see '1996.31.1059-.1070'; Caribbean; handwritten in original envelope "1154" (corresponds to original Mitchell contact). Photographed by Carleton Mitchell.


1996.31.1059

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