A Night Haul
This illustration shows men hauling in the nets from shore, while women with baskets observe the scene at a fishery near Chowan county. This scene took place at an annual fishing festival at Albermarle Sound beach in North Carolina. 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.
Harper's Weekly (Sept. 28, 1861), p. 621; also published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1857), vol. 14, p. 439.
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North America--North Carolina
"A Night Haul", 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/952