Druella Jones or Aunt Jonas, Alabama, 1915

Description

Photograph of ex-slave Jones at the age of 94. She and two others were the only old slaves I found who were not loyal to their owners. During the [civil] war she tried to burn her master's house (Matthews).

Source

Essie Collins Matthews, Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others: Character Studies Among the Old Slaves of the South, Fifty Years After: illustrated from photographs made by the author in the cabins and on the plantations (Columbus, Ohio, 1915)

Creator

Matthews, Essie Collins

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0238

Spatial Coverage

North America--Alabama

Citation

"Druella Jones or Aunt Jonas, Alabama, 1915 ", 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/1554
Photograph of ex-slave Jones at the age of 94.  She and two others were the only old slaves I found who were not loyal to their owners. During the [civil] war she tried to burn her master's house (Matthews).
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