Logging or railroad crew with Caucasian boss (stylish clothing) stands center. Of shabbily uniformed workmen; caption reads. Mena (Arkansas) Negroes from Neosho (Missouri). Mena thrived as a resort town on a newly finished rail line with timber, mining and farming jobs. At the 1900 census, 152 African Americans were documented living in a section of town known as Little Africa.One year later an accused man was lynched and by the next census (1910) only 16 people remained. By 1922 the newspapers were advertising a "100% white town free of negroes". Mount measures 5 3/8 x 6 3/8, heavy contrast with development mark to one mans chest (top left). Please see photos and ask questions. The item "Vintage 1900s African American Labor Sundown Town Social History Photo" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "rarebooksandpaper" and is located in Irwin, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.