Hauling the Seine

Description

This scene illustrates the fisheries of Albermarle and Pimlico sounds in North Carolina, which were known to employ a considerable number of emancipated people from neighboring counties. The huge seines could measure up to two miles in length. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.

Source

Harper's Weekly (Sept. 28, 1861), p. 620.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

HW0012

Spatial Coverage

North America--North Carolina

Citation

"Hauling the Seine", 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/934
This scene illustrates the fisheries of Albermarle and Pimlico sounds in North Carolina, which were known to employ a considerable number of emancipated people from neighboring counties. The huge seines could measure up to two miles in length. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
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