Slave Cabin on a Rice Plantation, U.S. South, 1859

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Harper's Monthly Magazine, vol. 19 (1859), p. 724; accompanies article by T. Addison Richards, "The Rice Lands of the South" (pp. 721-38). (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "negroes at home"; shows group of people in front of a cabin; man and woman smoking pipes. "Each family of negroes has a house or cabin of its own, generally with sufficient garden ground, piggery, hennery, and so forth. These cabins are often made of logs, but sometimes are neat and cozy frame buildings. . . . Men and women all smoke habitually, whether at work or at rest... (Richards, p. 732).