Dance, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1853
Captioned, Lynchburg-negro dance, this water color shows two couples dancing to the music of three musicians; they are playing the fiddle, banjo, and bones (usually cow ribs). The women wear long dresses and jewelry.
Lewis Miller, Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, 1853-1867. Lewis Miller, Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, 1853-1867. Courtesy, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; image 87-1101.
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