This scene depicts fifteen women of various ages, in various positions in the river, washing clothes in Santo Domingo. Samuel Hazard (1834-1876) was an American publisher and bookseller from Pennsylvania, who collected engravings and prints. After joining the union army, he rose through the ranks as brevet major until he resigned on surgeon's certificate of disability in 1865. After, he traveled to Cuba and Santo Domingo as a correspondent of the Philadelphia Press during protracted conflict related to the decolonization of the Spanish Caribbean.
Samuel Hazard, Santo Domingo, past and present, with a glance at Hayti (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1873), p. 184.
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