Selling Sweet Potatoes, Charleston, South Carolina, 1861

Description

Caption, selling sweet potatoes in Charleston; group of women street vendors with baskets of goods; children playing in background. An engraving taken from eye-witness sketch by the English artist, Eyre Crowe. The accompanying article notes that the vendors are slaves who must give a percentage of their profits to their owners. Also published in New York Illustrated News (March 9, 1861), vol. 3, p. 284.

Source

The Illustrated London News (Feb. 2, 1861), vol. 38, p. 94.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0026

Spatial Coverage

North America--South Carolina--Charleston

Citation

"Selling Sweet Potatoes, Charleston, South Carolina, 1861", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/763
Caption, selling sweet potatoes in Charleston; group of women street vendors with baskets of goods; children playing in background. An engraving taken from eye-witness sketch by the English artist, Eyre Crowe. The accompanying article notes that the vendors are slaves who must give a percentage of their profits to their owners. Also published in New York Illustrated News (March 9, 1861), vol. 3, p. 284.
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