Series comprises 99 traditional darkroom black-and-white photographs, 127 digital image files, and one digital video (2 mins., 18 secs.) documenting life and culture, and landscapes in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, with a focus on Bolivia.
Digital image files are associated with the Bolivia series, and include TIFs, PSDs, and a PDF contact sheet.
The photographic prints are arranged in series chiefly by country and then by travel dates; they measure approximately 16x20 inches. Areas represented are Patagonia and Argentina; the Bahamas; the Altiplano region of Bolivia; Foz do Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala; Martissant, Cité Soleil, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Nicaragua; Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and Cusco, Peru.
Images show people working and farming, cooking, minding children, socializing, parading, traveling, going to market, resting, and playing games. Several portraits feature people in traditional dress.
The largest groups of images are from Bolivia, El Salvador, and Haiti. The Haiti photographs, taken when Barth returned following the 2010 earthquake, include scenes of destroyed buildings, street life, and people among the rubble in the epicenter zone, at Martissant, and in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
The digital video (2 mins., 18 secs.) chiefly shows landscapes in Nicaragua and Honduras, most shot from a moving vehicle, border crossings, and possibly other South American locations.
This series includes project files, reports, statistics, and publications related to Bassett's work as a bacteriologist, physician, and health officer for Savannah and its surrounding county, Chatham County. Some of the initiatives represented are vaccination; clean water; milk safety and inspections; infant/child health; prenatal healthcare; maternal healthcare; and Bassett's role in training for medical students, nurses, and midwives. This series also includes a selection of Bassett's reports on mortality and disease for the city of Savannah, divided by race.
Better Baby Contests, sponsored by the National Congress of Mothers and Parent Teachers Association, 1914
Contains correspondence and draft plans regarding Better Baby Contests, to be held at state fairs.
Series consists of one box of 118 original photographic prints, many of them photographic poscards with the rest mounted on cardstock. Most have been are stamped or have been otherwise identified as produced by Michael Francis Blake's photography studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Dates are approximate unless marked on the photograph. In some cases, the studio address reveals the time period. All measurements are in inches.
Copy prints are available in box 2 and are the preferred format for access to avoid overuse of the originals.
Additionally, the original prints have been digitized and are available on the Duke Libraries Digital Collections website.
3.5 x 5.5. The photographer is unknown, or it may have been taken by Blake with a remote shutter release.