Old woman in door of log cabin. Indian Settlement. Grandmother of 48 (43?)

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Title

Old woman in door of log cabin. Indian Settlement. Grandmother of 48 (43?)

Subject

Virginia Indians, Monacan

Description

A child and an elderly woman, both Monacan Indians, pose in the door of a log cabin at the Monacan Indian settlement in Amherst County in 1914. The woman was reportedly the grandmother of forty-three or forty-eight children, most of whom, according to the photographer, had attended school.

Founded in 1908 by the Episcopal minister Arthur Gray, the one-room school at the settlement enrolled students through the seventh grade until public school desegregation in 1963. Jackson Davis (1882–1947) was a Cumberland County native who took this photograph and many others of the Monacans as part of a series documenting the education of minority groups in Virginia.

Creator

Jackson Davis

Source

Jackson Davis, Papers, 1906-1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Negative Number 0032, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Date

1914

Coverage

central Virginia
twentieth century
Amherst

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

Files

000013326_0004.jpg

Citation

Jackson Davis, “Old woman in door of log cabin. Indian Settlement. Grandmother of 48 (43?),” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/58.

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