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The etching shows the inside of a slave quarter where a female slave stands at a door in front of a group of Union soldiers. The woman points to the right to lead the soldiers in the opposite of the slave master, who is hiding in the room behind a door. A gun is in his hands. A dog is also shown in the doorway. A chair lays overturned in the center of the room. A man and child sit in front of a fireplace. The man prepares food, while the child clings to him in apparent distress.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/slaves-concealing-their-master-search-party (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 12
Propaganda, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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