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Two young slave children, Issac & Rosa

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1051 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thin blue border on recto. Image shows two slave children of strikingly different in skin color. Imprint on recto "Issac & Rosa, Slave Children from New Orleans. Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, N. Y. Ent'd accord'g to act of Congress in the year 1863, by Geo. H. Hanks, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S for the So. Dist. of N.Y." Imprint on verso "The nett [sic] proceeds from the sale of these Photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Major-General Banks."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, Slave Children of New Orleans, Slave Life, African American History, Women's History, Education, Freemen, Charity and Philanthropy, Union General, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Civil War

Sub Era: The American Civil War