Black Nursemaid, New Orleans, 1873-74

Description

Describing New Orleans, the author reports the negro nurses stroll on the sidewalks, chattering in quaint French to the little children of their former masters--now their 'employers' (p.30). Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.

Source

Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 30

Creator

Chamney, J. Wells

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

King01

Spatial Coverage

North America--Louisiana--New Orleans

Citation

" Black Nursemaid, New Orleans, 1873-74", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2892
Describing New Orleans, the author reports the negro nurses stroll on the sidewalks, chattering in quaint French to the little children of their former masters--now their 'employers' (p.30).  Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later ante-bellum years.
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