Slave house or cabin, U.S. South, 1862-65

Description

Captioned, The Reliable Contraband, shows plank/frame house, with wood shingled roof and stone and brick chimney; Union soldiers' small encampment in background. Fugitive slaves from the South who escaped to Union lines were called contraband, that is, confiscated enemy property. The image is a German chromo-lithographic copy of Frederic Mialhe's "Vivienda de Pescadores" showing Nuevitas, Camagüey, Cuba. See also Album-23.

Source

Edwin Forbes, Life Studies of the Great Army. A historical work of art, in copper-plate etching . . .illustrating the life of the Union Armies during the years 1862-'3-'4'-5 (New York, E. Forbes, 1876), plate 23 (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

plate23

Spatial Coverage

North America

Citation

"Slave house or cabin, U.S. South, 1862-65", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1365
Captioned, The Reliable Contraband, shows plank/frame house, with wood shingled roof and stone and brick chimney; Union soldiers' small encampment in background. Fugitive slaves from the South who escaped to Union lines were called contraband, that is, confiscated enemy property.  The image is a German chromo-lithographic copy of Frederic Mialhe's "Vivienda de Pescadores" showing Nuevitas,  Camagüey, Cuba. See also Album-23.
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