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Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)

Item Information

Title:
Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)
Description:
Image of Blacks.
Creator:
Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910
Date:
September 26, 1864
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
African Americans
Pictorial works
Amusements
Military camps
History
1800-1899
1864-1865
1861-1865
Places:
VirginiaPetersburg
Petersburg (Va.)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
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."
Identifier:
2345/4578
81489124650001021
99137908177401021
Call #:
E468.7