Natives on Back


Material Information

Natives on Back
Physical Description:
Stevenson, Davis ( donor )
Copyright Date:
c. 1904-1914
3 x 5.5 inches


Subjects / Keywords:
West Indians
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


The family portrait photograph displays a close up family portrait with viewable details in the faces and home of majority of the people in the photograph. In this family portrait there is one Black man standing, two Black women sitting on chairs and two children on the floor in front of the woman. Close analysis finds the face of one child on the left and the possible existence of another child on the right (leg at the bottom of the photo). Aspects of note include the age of the women (with one woman appearing to be older), the wardrobe or clothing, and the materials in the home. The women seem to be well dressed in long fashionable gowns. Another element that comments on the family’s income is the appliances within the home. There seems to be a lamp next to the women and an unidentifiable object in the background sitting on the table. Caption on the back may read "Natives," which could refer to native Panamanians, West Indians, African Americans, or any immigrant group.
General Note:
Item received on 11/27/2010
Original Location:
FC Drawer 1, Box 1
Research and additional metadata (metadata is the citation information, including the alternate title, abstract, subject terms, abstract, added notes, and other item information) written and contributed in May 2014 by Madison Dutkiewicz and Rachael Schaaf for course: “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (Spring 2014, taught by Leah Rosenberg at the University of Florida).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2000.038.003.008
System ID: