Represents Our next door neighbor, A little black girl spinning wool
The below caption likely reflects the lyrics of a song, "O carry me back, O carry me back, to old Virginia Shore, home Spun, and humani [hominy] block, & corn, this very valuable grain in Virginia and much is raised." On the left, a female was spinning a wheel. A sheep was in the lower left hand corner, and in the center, a man with a large yellow (straw?) hat holding a long-handled hoe and a banner on which is written "Protect and Encourage domestic & native industry." The man on right is pounding corn in a mortar, the hominy block, a common method of pounding grains in West Africa.
Lewis Miller, Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, 1853-1867. Courtesy, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; image D0S2005-PC-700.
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