A Spring Scene Near Richmond, Virginia
This image shows a man and woman in front of their cabin with a chimney planting a kitchen garden and feeding chickens. Although post-emancipation, this scene is evocative of the late antebellum period. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
Harper's Weekly, (May 21, 1870), p. 321.
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