Two African American Children
In a portrait taken by George W. Brown in the early twentieth century, two unidentified children stand next to a table. The older child, dressed in high button shoes, hat, and fur-trimmed coat, holds a piece of paper in her hand, while the younger child is posed with mortar and pestle, and a measured bottle partially filled with liquid. Although there is no caption with the photograph, the photographer may have intended to create a scene in which the younger child plays a pharmacist and the older child a customer. This photograph was made in Brown's photographic studio at 603 North Second Street in the Jackson Ward neighborhood in Richmond.