Interior of the Seabrook Tobacco Warehouse at Richmond, Virginia
This engraving shows a number of men loading tobacco into barrels in a large warehouse in Richmond, Virginia. The Seabrook warehouse had about twenty-one laborers, all black, at a time when Virginia was the leading producer of tobacco in the United States. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
Anonymous, "The Tobacco Market at Richmond," Harper's Weekly, vol. 9 (11 Nov., 1865), p. 709.
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