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Date made: 1855
Maker: Mount, William Sidney; Soulange-Teissier, Louis-Em
Place: Paris, France
Image size: Image: 19 1/4 x 24 in.; 48.895 x 60.96 cm
ID number: DL*60.2483
Negative number: 2003-19700


Colored print of two men standing in front of a barn talking and whittling. The coatless man is believed to be a neighbor of Mounts, probably Colonel William Satterly Williamson. The man on the right, has a document marked "Deed" in his pocket. He is probably Mitchell Mannie, who bought the family farm from Williamson in 1852. A woman, probably Maria Williamson, the Colonel's wife, is sitting in the barn loft eavesdropping. There are children playing in the background and a young man sitting on a fence rail whittling. A saddled horse stands in the barn and is thought to be the racehorse Shark, who was owned by Williamson. Also pictured is a basket with a hoe leaning on it, a jug and an ax. Other identifications have also been made of the principal figures.