quarta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2009

Escravos americanos

Civil War era Carte-de-Visite depicting a slave child. It was not uncommon, in order to garner sympathy for the cause of emancipated slave children, to circulate images on cartes-de-visite in the North of children who were the product of mixed-race unions. The children are generally depicted in a proud manner with optimistic expressions, and they are shown in elegant clothes, looking very Caucasian. The Kellogg Brothers had a studio in Hartford, CT Photographer stamp on card verso. Information about this child on card recto: Baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church, by Henry Ward Beecher, May, 1863. Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a redeemed slave child, 5 years of age.

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