Jim Lawson ("Uncle Jim)," Windsor Plantation, Alabama, 1915

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Essie Collins Matthews, Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others: Character Studies Among the Old Slaves of the South, Fifty Years After: illustrated from photographs made by the author in the cabins and on the plantations(Columbus, Ohio, 1915)

Born a slave in Maryland, Jim Lawson was taken to Alabama 20 years before the Civil War and placed on Windsor plantation, where he was still living and working at the time of this photograph.