Dance, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1853

Description

Captioned, Lynchburg-negro dance, this water color shows two couples dancing to the music of three musicians; they are playing the fiddle, banjo, and bones (usually cow ribs). The women wear long dresses and jewelry.

Source

Lewis Miller, Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, 1853-1867. 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 87-1101.

Creator

Miller, Lewis

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0165

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Dance, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1853", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 10, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1022
Captioned, Lynchburg-negro dance, this water color shows two couples dancing to the music of three musicians; they are playing the fiddle, banjo, and bones (usually cow ribs). The women wear long dresses and jewelry.
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