Item #303866 Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North. HARPER'S WEEKLY.
Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North

Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North

New York: Harper's Weekly, 1863.

Woodcut engraving. Sheet measures 15 7/8" x 22 1/4". Image measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/8"

This print was published in the August 3, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly. The corresponding text reads, "One of our correspondents lately traveling from Richmond to this city found himself the fellow-passenger of a large number of colored persons on their way to the North; and from the rough sketch which he at once made of the scene on board the steamer we have produced the interpreting engraving on this page. The poor negroes are there seen huddled together, with their "traps," on the deck of the vessel, endeavoring to enjoy the sea-breeze and accommodate themselves to circumstance. This emigrants are brought North through the agency of the Freedmen's Bureau." The print is in good condition, with chips and tears to margins, not affecting the image. Archival tape repair at verso.

Harper's Weekly was a New York-based illustrated political magazine published from 1857 until 1916. The magazine featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. Its most well-known contributor was Thomas Nast, who made his career doing political cartoons for the publication.

Illustrator: W.L. Sheppard
Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $75.00

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