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Preserving Pocahontas

Reynolds Home at Minnehaha – 1921

Celebrating Black History Month: A photograph of the Bill Reynolds home in Minnehaha Springs has its own story to tell. It was taken on October 7, 1921 by pioneering social photographer Lewis Wickes Hine. This is his description, used as the title by the Library of Congress: “Home of Bill Reynolds and family, Minnehaha Springs, W. Va. His wife teaches her two children at home (and the county pays her a little) because no colored school are within reach. The white school is only a few rods away. The Club work with colored children is done by a colored agent.” Courtesy of National Child Labor Committee Collection, Library of Congress; Pres. Poca. ID: PHP003969

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