Black Nursemaid, New Orleans, 1873-74

Source

Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 30

Description

Describing New Orleans, the author reports the negro nurses stroll on the sidewalks, chattering in quaint French to the little children of their former masters--now their 'employers' (p.30). Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.

Creator

Chamney, J. Wells

Date Created

1873-1874

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

King01
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