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Topic: race relations

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Margaret Stewart - Queen of Natchez Mardi Gras.

Margaret Stewart - Queen of Natchez Mardi Gras.

Collection: Stewart Photograph Collection.Call number: PI/1992.0006.System ID: 102148..Link to the catalog ( http://zed.mdah.state.ms.us:81/ ) ..Margaret Stewart - Queen of Natchez Mardi Gras...Please see our p... more

Inner City, August 1973

Inner City, August 1973

Original Caption: Inner City, August 1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-7488..Photographer: Swanson, Dick...Subjects:.Environmental protection.Natural resources.Philadelphia (Philadelphia ... more

Untitled (Native American in buffalo headdress)

Untitled (Native American in buffalo headdress)

Artist: Richard Throssel.Artist Bio: American, 1882 - 1933.Creation Date: c. 1910.Process: gelatin silver print.Credit Line: Gift of Graham and Susan Nash.Accession Number: 2003.003.053

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

Planter whipping slave tied to tree.

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...

Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand.

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degrees

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degre...

Print shows George III sitting at a table with the Queen and two of his daughters, and the Queen's Keeper of the Robes, Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenbergen holding a bottle of "Brandy", discussing the use of suga... more

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

William Wilberforce and Samuel Horsley, Bishop of Rochester, cavort with two black women in a well-furnished room. Wilberforce and a woman, wearing a print dress with her breasts exposed, sit on a couch smoking... more

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Drawing shows a white man (Buckra) reading the pass of Maroons (runaway slaves) on a road.

A Lady going to visit

A Lady going to visit

Illustration showing slaves carrying woman in sedan chair across street.

A Planter and his wife on a journey

A Planter and his wife on a journey

Illustration showing two slaves carrying woman in sedan chair, slave woman with baggage on head, and planter riding horse on country road..

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) The illustration shows a black militia troop marching from left to right. The ... more

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by Edwd. Finden.

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by...

Includes view of Count Maurice's gate near slave market.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull delt. ; Archer & Boilly sc.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Le chirurgien nègre ; Boutique d'un marchand de viande de porc / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann.

Le chirurgien nègre ; Boutique d'un marchand de viande de porc / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing a black surgeon tending to patients in the street and pork seller's shop with men selling and carving meat.

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, ...

Illustrations showing black man being whipped to death in the street and black prisoners lying on floor with feet in stocks.

Boutique de cordonnier / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. d'Engelmann & Cie.

Boutique de cordonnier / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; ...

Illustration showing interior of shoe store with shoemaker beating hand of worker and other workers making shoes while woman, nursing baby, looks on from the doorway.

Brulement de l'effigie du juda, le samedi saint / J.B. Debret et la Vesse. de Portes, del. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Brulement de l'effigie du juda, le samedi saint / J.B. Debret et la Ve...

Illustrations showing townspeople watching the hanging and burning of an effigy of a traitor and demons hanging a Saturday saint from a tree.

Divers convois funébres ; Qûete pour l'entretien de l'église du Rosario / J.B. Debret et la Vesse. de Portes, del. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Divers convois funébres ; Qûete pour l'entretien de l'église du Rosari...

Illustrations showing funeral procession and carriage with coffin outside church steps, and a nobleman seated inside church with Brazilian parishioners, possibly wishing to have audience with the nobleman.

Nègres cangueiros ; Différentes nations nègres / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Nègres cangueiros ; Différentes nations nègres / J.B. Debret, delt. ; ...

Illustrations showing men transporting large cask and nine faces showing scarification and hairstyle patterns of different black tribes.

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

African American children serving food to a white family.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing men in chains (possibly fugitives or slaves) outside a tobacco shop; blind street singer; woman vendor selling food to men.

Enterrement d'une femme Nègre ; Convoi funèbre d'un fils de roi Nègre / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Enterrement d'une femme Nègre ; Convoi funèbre d'un fils de roi Nègre ...

Illustrations showing men and women carrying palanquin with the body of a black woman inside church for burial and the funeral procession for the son of a black king.

Mariage de nègres d'une maison riche ; Convoi funèbre de nègrillons / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Mariage de nègres d'une maison riche ; Convoi funèbre de nègrillons / ...

Illustrations showing the wedding ceremony of a wealthy black couple and a funeral procession for two black children, with one body being carried in a sedan chair, the other carried by a man.

Ladies whipping girls

Ladies whipping girls

A white woman whipping a slave girl.

Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.
Pauvre famille dans sa maison ; Menuisier allant s'installer, transport de feuilles d'aloès / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Pauvre famille dans sa maison ; Menuisier allant s'installer, transpor...

Illustrations showing poor family at home; black carpenter carrying tools to his shop and man carrying bundle of aloe leaves on his head.

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Portrait of a West African prince known as Ibrahima, Prince of Slaves, and Abdu-l-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori. He was captured as a war prisoner and became a slave in the United States for 40 years. He was freed in 1828.

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par un temps de pluie ; Transport de tuiles / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par ...

Illustrations showing black fugitives wearing iron collars as punishment, two blacks wearing rain garments, and two slaves carrying tiles on their heads.

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. d...

Illustration showing faces of black women slaves from various tribes reflecting different styles of dress and adornment.

Intérieur d'une cabane de Caloches (Ile de Sitkha, Côte N.O. de l'Amérique) / dessiné d'après nat: par A. Postels ; lith. de Thierry frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Intérieur d'une cabane de Caloches (Ile de Sitkha, Côte N.O. de l'Amér...

Interior view of lodge or cabin with Natives gathered around fire.

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African character and wrongs

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African...

An abolitionist print, asserting the nobility of the African peoples and deploring their inhumane treatment under the slave trade. There are two vignettes: "Treatment of the Africans" (top) showing African nati... more

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith...

Music cover with eight vignettes of caricatures of blacks.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Music cover showing man wearing top hat and coat with tails, holding monocle and walking stick.

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more

[The battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17th 1775] / [painted by J. Trumbull ; on stone by A. Hoffy]

[The battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17th 1775] / [painted by J. Trumbul...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelham / Fleetwood lith.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelha...

Music cover showing boy dancing in dilapidated room, with kettle in fireplace.

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, the 30th of Sepember, five Negro slaves

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, th...

Reward offered by Wm. Russell for apprehension of the slaves, St. Louis, 1 Oct. 1847.

Colored individuals along the road side

Colored individuals along the road side

Drawing shows an African American slave woman leaning against a split rail fence along with three children. She says, "Oh I so glad you come, 'massa says he wish you were in da bottom of the sea--but you ain't ... more

Common mode of whipping with the paddle

Common mode of whipping with the paddle

Man whipping slave as two other men and a child watch.

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applause by William Whitlock at the principal theatres in the United States

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applau...

Music cover showing two men on stage, one dancing and one playing banjo.

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Music cover showing two boys seated on bench, with one of them playing a flute, and the other holding book of music.

The fox hunt

The fox hunt

Again Van Buren's flirtation with radical interests is portrayed as his downfall. As in "The Modern Colossus" (no. 1848-56) antislavery activist Abby Folsom (here "Abby Fulsome") is prominently featured. Here s... more

Quartette from the new opera of the "Whig celebration at Lundy's Lane." Tune "Will you come to the bower"

Quartette from the new opera of the "Whig celebration at Lundy's Lane....

Winfield Scott's controversial performance as commander in the War of 1812 battle at Lundy's Lane turned to account by the artist in this parody of the general's candidacy in 1852. The battle of Lundy's Lane ag... more

Pilgrims of the Rhine-O!

Pilgrims of the Rhine-O!

Whig presidential candidate Winfield Scott and his party pursue an abolitionist course leading toward Salt River and political doom. New York senator and antislavery advocate William Seward appears as a poodle ... more

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

A comic scene ridiculing the Tammany Democrats of New York City. Tammany headquarters, known as the "Wigwam," here erupts in a drunken fracas over the Democratic platform for the presidential race of 1852. The ... more

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

Democratic presidential candidate James Buchanan is depicted as a poor bachelor in his squalid quarters. Though indeed a confirmed bachelor, Buchanan in reality was hardly needy. After serving as American minis... more

Come one! Come all!

Come one! Come all!

Advertising sale of slaves by James L. Coleman, Augusta, Ga., 26 Dec. 1856.

Jefferson Davis / Wm. S. Pendleton, photographer, no. 5 Chatham Square, N.Y.

Jefferson Davis / Wm. S. Pendleton, photographer, no. 5 Chatham Square...

Photograph shows a full length portrait of Jefferson Davis, holding his hat in hand. Verso image shows the slave quarters on his plantation.

Stephen finding his mother

Stephen finding his mother

Northern Democratic presidential candidate Stephen A. Douglas was widely criticized for his campaign tours of the country--an unusual practice for a presidential nominee. In an attempt to evade such opprobrium ... more

A slave father sold away from his family

A slave father sold away from his family

African-American slave leaving his family.

Slave quarters of Jefferson Davis plantation

Slave quarters of Jefferson Davis plantation

Photograph shows the slave quarters on Brierfield, the Jefferson Davis plantation.

Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photographed by Hubbard & Mix, Beaufort, S.C.

Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photograph...

Stereograph shows African Americans, possibly slaves, working in a cotton field.

Street and Negro quarters, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photographed by Hubbard & Mix, Beaufort, S.C.

Street and Negro quarters, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C....

Stereograph shows African Americans, possibly slaves, standing alongside dirt road lined with wooden houses.

Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

George Armstrong Custer, seated with Lieut. Washington and his slave.

[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F., and Silas Chandler, family slave, with Bowie knives, revolvers, pepper-box, shotgun, and canteen]

[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co....

Photograph shows identified Confederate soldier, A.M. Chandler, and identified slave, Silas Chandler, who accompanied two Chandler brothers during their military service in the Civil War. For more information, ... more

[Captain George Riggs Gaither of K Company, 1st Virginia Cavalry]

[Captain George Riggs Gaither of K Company, 1st Virginia Cavalry]

Photo shows identified soldier with arm resting on book at the base of a column; a table next to him holds his cap and a dish. More information is in "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/c... more

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves standing in fenced yard and a side view of the Hopkinson house.

William A. Jackson, ex-coachman of Jeff Davis

William A. Jackson, ex-coachman of Jeff Davis

Image shows William A. Jackson, Union spy and former slave and coachman of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front.

Mansion of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Mansion of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph showing African American slave women and Union soldiers outside Drayton's house.

Gwine to de field, Hopkinson's Plantation, Edisto Island, S.C.

Gwine to de field, Hopkinson's Plantation, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves on the Hopkinson plantation, with two boys in a cart pulled by a donkey.

Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C.

Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C.

Plantation slave quarters, Port Royal Island, S.C.

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Photograph shows slaves working in the sweet potato fields on the Hopkinson plantation.

Century plant 85 years old, Seabrook's Plantation

Century plant 85 years old, Seabrook's Plantation

Photograph shows two slaves working near a Century (Agave) plant near the waterfront, Seabrook's Plantation, with soldiers sitting on the dock in the background.

Nursery at Elliot's Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C.

Nursery at Elliot's Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves sitting in from of a building described at the "nursery".

Live oak and palmetto tree, Elliot's Hilton Head, S.C.

Live oak and palmetto tree, Elliot's Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows two trees and a few men near a cabin or slave quarters, Elliot Plantation.

Negro slaves 1862 Edisto Island, S.C. (plantation of James Hopkinson)

Negro slaves 1862 Edisto Island, S.C. (plantation of James Hopkinson)

Photo shows a group of African American slaves posed around a horse-drawn cart, with a building in the background, at the Cassina Point plantation of James Hopkinson on Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Drayton's negro quarters, Hilton Head, S.C.

Drayton's negro quarters, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows soldiers and slaves in front of the slave quarters on Drayton's plantation.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / negative by Wm. R. Pywell ; positive by A Gardner.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / negative by Wm. R. Pywell ; positive...

Photograph showing exterior view of Price, Birch & Co., dealers in slaves. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia.

Seabrook's negro quarters

Seabrook's negro quarters

Photograph shows an aerial view of the slave quarters at Seabrook's Plantation.

The war in South Carolina - view of the fortifications erected at Hilton Head The war in South Carolina - the new government buildings for "contrabands" erected at Hilton Head / / From a sketch by our special artist, Mr. W.T. Crane.

The war in South Carolina - view of the fortifications erected at Hilt...

Illustrations show (top) laborers constructing a Union fort and (bottom) African Americans, mostly women, performing tasks such as doing laundry in a camp for escaped slaves at Hilton Head Island, South Carolin... more

[2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon]

[2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahe...

Top illustration shows slaves escaping to a Union ship as buildings burn in the distance. Three bottom illustrations show an escaped slave in tattered clothing upon his crossing of Union lines, welts from being... more

Contrabands coming into camp in consequence of the proclamation / drawn by Mr. A.R. Waud.

Contrabands coming into camp in consequence of the proclamation / draw...

Illustration shows former slaves sitting in and around a wagon drawn by a mule.

Gordon as he entered our lines. Gordon under medical inspection. Gordon in his uniform as a U.S. soldier

Gordon as he entered our lines. Gordon under medical inspection. Gordo...

Gordon, a runaway slave from Mississippi, in tattered clothes; bare back showing scars; and in Union Civil War uniform.

John Brown. Meeting the slave-mother and her child on the steps of Charlestown jail on his way to execution

John Brown. Meeting the slave-mother and her child on the steps of Cha...

Issued in the North during the Civil War, the melodramatic portrayal of an apocryphal incident from the life of John Brown must have had unmistakable propagandistic overtones. In actuality a violent antislavery... more

Port Royal Island - 1. Camp Saxton (Smith's plantation) - the new headquarters of the 1st S.C. Vol. (Colored), Col. Higginson. 2. Mitchelville, the new south village for contrabands, Hilton Head / From sketches by our special artist. Defences of Charleston - the "middle ground" battery, Charleston Harbor / From a sketch by A.P. Palmer, formerly of the Confederate Army. Defences of Charleston - "Folly's battery," near the lighthouse, Charleston Harbor / From a sketch by A.P. Palmer, Co. E, 21st Regt., S.C. (Confederate) Vol. Defences of Charleston - the rebel iron clads in Charleston Harbor - from a sketch [b]y A.P. Palmer, formerly of Company E, 21st Regiment (Confederate) S.C. Vol.

Port Royal Island - 1. Camp Saxton (Smith's plantation) - the new head...

Illustrations show (top) military camp for 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Union regiment of former slaves, and escaped slaves entering the town of Mitchelville; (middle) batteries; and (bottom) iron clad ships.

The Chicago platform / Th. Nast.

The Chicago platform / Th. Nast.

A deceptive broadside, ostensibly a pro-McClellan campaign piece but actually a piercing attack on the Democratic platform. In the center is a portrait of Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan... more