Negro Dance on a Cuban Plantation
This image shows a group of men and women dancing to drums and other musical instruments under a veranda in Cuba. The author of the article is unknown and frequently refers to "a late traveler in Cuba," which suggests this image was an imagined representation. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
"Notes on Cuba," in Harper's Weekly (Jan. 29, 1859), vol. 3, p. 73. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.
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