Woman Carrying Bundle, Savannah, Georgia, 1873-74
The woman is descending a staircase by the levee in Savannah; she carries a bundle on her head, a ubiquitous form of burden carrying throughout African America from the earliest times. It is not specified if the woman was a domestic servant. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874.
Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 364 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)
Chamney, J. Wells
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