Cultivating Tobacco, Virginia, 1798
Drawing in pen, ink, and watercolor, titled An Overseer Doing his Duty. A white overseer supervises two enslaved females working in a tobacco field with long-handled hoes. This scene was sketched from life near Fredericksburg, 13 March 1798.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Sketchbook, III, 33, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
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