Cultivating Tobacco, Virginia, 1798

Description

Drawing in pen, ink, and watercolor, titled An Overseer Doing his Duty. A white overseer supervises two enslaved females working in a tobacco field with long-handled hoes. This scene was sketched from life near Fredericksburg, 13 March 1798.

Source

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Sketchbook, III, 33, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.

Creator

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0048

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Cultivating Tobacco, Virginia, 1798", 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/1181
Drawing in pen, ink, and watercolor, titled An Overseer Doing his Duty. A white overseer supervises two enslaved females working in a tobacco field with long-handled hoes. This scene was sketched from life near Fredericksburg, 13 March 1798.
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