Festival, South Carolina, 1852

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Robert Criswell, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" contrasted with Buckingham Hall, the planter's home (New York, 1852), facing p. 113. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

A festival held on the plantation in honor of the return of one of the white masters. Some people are shown dancing. The band leader is seated on top of the hogshead playing a fiddle; others are playing the banjo, "bones," and drum "and were seated around their leader, some on the ground and some on rude benches brought from the cabins" (pp. 113-114). The author travelled through the U.S. South, but Buckingham Hall may be a fictitious name.