Tobacco Production, Virginia, 1821

Description

A colored engraving on paper, with two scenes; the artist is not identified. The top scene shows two native americans, in full dress, and tobacco plants. The bottom scene (right) depicts enslaved men packing tobacco into barrels or hogsheads while being watched by two white men (left), one smoking a pipe, the other apparently keeping a record of the number of filled containers.

Source

Richard Holmes Laurie, Publisher (London, April 12, 1821).

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

mariners01

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Tobacco Production, Virginia, 1821", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1058
A colored engraving on paper, with two scenes; the artist is not identified. The top scene shows two native americans, in full dress, and tobacco plants. The bottom scene (right) depicts enslaved men packing tobacco into barrels or hogsheads while being watched by two white men (left), one smoking a pipe, the other apparently keeping a record of the number of filled containers.
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