Cock-Fighting

Description

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.

Source

Porte Crayon, "North Carolina Illustrated," Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1857), vol. 14, p. 753. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

HARP05

Spatial Coverage

North America--North Carolina

Citation

"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
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.
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