Funeral on a Rice Plantation, U.S. South, 1859

Description

Accompanies article by T. Addison Richards, The Rice Lands of the South (pp. 721-38). Perhaps the most remarkable of these exhibitions [of singing by slaves] are those which are wont to occur on occasions of funeral solemnities, celebrated as they generally are, in the deep night-darkness of some dense old wood, made doubly dismal by the ghostly light of the pine torches and the phantom-like figures of the scarcely visible mourners (Richards, p.735).

Source

Harper's Monthly Magazine, vol. 19 (1859), p. 731. (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

NW0178

Spatial Coverage

North America

Citation

"Funeral on a Rice Plantation, U.S. South, 1859", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1851
Accompanies article by T. Addison Richards, The Rice Lands of the South (pp. 721-38). Perhaps the most remarkable of these exhibitions [of singing by slaves] are those which are wont to occur on occasions of funeral solemnities, celebrated as they generally are, in the deep night-darkness of some dense old wood, made doubly dismal by the ghostly light of the pine torches and the phantom-like figures of the scarcely visible mourners (Richards, p.735).
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