This image depicts a crowd of black and white spectators gambling around a cock-fighting ring in North Carolina. David Hunter Strother (1816–1888) was a successful magazine illustrator and writer, popularly known by his pseudonym, "Porte Crayon." He rose through the ranks of the union army to brevet brigadier general.
Porte Crayon, "North Carolina Illustrated," Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1857), vol. 14, p. 753. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.
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North America--North Carolina
"Cock-Fighting", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1006