Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)
- Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)
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- Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910
September 26, 1864
- Boston College
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Condition: Ripping along vertical fold.
Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-9/26/64d (Box 1.)
Physical description of original: graphite with charcoal on wove paper ; 10 x 6.5 in.
Recto: no text.
Verso: "Evening amusements of the coloured servants and contrabands attached to the 5th Corps Army of the Potomac // Every evening groups of these members of the coloured race can be seen here and there about the camps gambling and dancing to the enlivening strains of music from the different bands stationed about here and who commence their blowing about dusk // This sketch was taken near Headquarters // [Signed] Joseph Becker // Sept 27 64."
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