Hawkers of Foodstuffs,Gordonsville, Virginia, 1873-74

Source

Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 650 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Description

Railway station at Gordonsville, not far from Charlottesville. Black hawkers selling goods and other refreshments to white passengers; the Negroes . . . swarm day and night like bees about the trains (p. 649). 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 possibly 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

King06
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