Black Nursemaid, New Orleans, 1873-74
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.
Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 30
Chamney, J. Wells
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North America--Louisiana--New Orleans
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