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    Cartes de Visite(4) of New Orleans Slave Girl Rebecca.
    2.5" x 4"
    Charles Paxson (3), New York and Kimball (1), New York

    Four studies of Rebecca, an emancipated mixed-race slave girl from New Orleans. Rebecca likely gained her freedom under the authority of the Emancipation Proclamation. New Orleans was occupied by Union forces throughout much of the war. Adult slaves were considered "contraband" and commandeered for service in the Union army. Minor slaves were property of their Southern masters until made "forever free" by Lincoln's proclamation. Three examples have the back mark of the photographer, Charles Paxson of New York. The other has the photographer's credit of P. Bacon of New York. According to the captions on back, these were sold to finance the education of "... Colored People in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen'l Banks." They are dated 1863 and 1864.

    Condition: All examples in very good condition, with only faint foxing. One example with pin holes at the lower edge of the image; another trimmed along the top.

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    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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