Selling Sweet Potatoes, Charleston, South Carolina, 1861
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.
The Illustrated London News (Feb. 2, 1861), vol. 38, p. 94.
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North America--South Carolina--Charleston
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