Woman Carrying Bundle, Savannah, Georgia, 1873-74

Description

The woman is descending a staircase by the levee in Savannah; she carries a bundle on her head, a ubiquitous form of burden carrying throughout African America from the earliest times. It is not specified if the woman was a domestic servant. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874.

Source

Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 364 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

Chamney, J. Wells

Date Created

1873-1874

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

King03

Spatial Coverage

North America--Georgia--Savannah

Citation

" Woman Carrying Bundle, Savannah, Georgia, 1873-74", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2894
The woman is descending a staircase by the levee in Savannah; she carries a bundle on her head, a ubiquitous form of burden carrying throughout African America from the earliest times. It is not specified if the woman was a domestic servant. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874.
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