Barber Shop, Richmond, Virginia, 1853
The Illustrated London News (March 9,1861), vol. 38, p. 207.
Caption, A Barber's Shop at Richmond, Virginia. The accompanying article (p. 216) says nothing about this scene. The original eyewitness drawing was done by the English artist Eyre Crowe who visited Richmond for a few days in early March 1853. Crowe also published this engraving, titled, An American Barber, Richmond, Va, in his book With Thackeray in America (New York, 1893), p. 139; however, the scene is not described and it is unknown if the black barber was enslaved or free.
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