[various: 1861-1865]. All uncancelled, generally 3" x 5 1/2". Occasional light wear or light dustsoiling. One has glue remnants on flaps from having been mounted. Overall, Very Good.
1. Male slave picking cotton. Captioned above, "One Of The Rebels." Printed in black ink.
2. Freed male slave wearing a wide-brimmed hat. His image is superimposed on a black star with abbreviations of the Confederate States in the star's five points. An upside down star with horizontal lines is behind the black star. Captioned below, "I'SE CONTRABAND." Printed in black ink.
3. A black man holds a hoe in his left hand and exclaims, "Whar is Massa Jeff now, dat's what's de matter." Captioned below, "The latest Contraband of War." Printed in black ink.
4. Female slave in tattered clothing holds a bag marked "Treason". Captioned below, "We is de innocent root ob dis yere trubble, Mass' Jeff, but its gwine to take all us poor niggas' breff away to keep de wind in it." Imprint of J.R. Hawley, 164 Vine St. Cincinnati. Printed in black ink.
5. Female slave washes laundry in a tub and hangs it on a line. A male slave stands with one foot on the rung of a ladder and smokes a pipe. Captioned below, "Dinah. 'What is you gwing to fite for?' Pompey. 'Dat's what dis chile can't find out, Massa says he don't know.'" Printed in black ink.
6. Male slave is shining boots. Captioned below, "By golly, Massa Butler. I like dis better dan workin' in de field for old Sesesh massa." Printed in black ink.
7. Union and Confederate troops firing at each other. The first line of the Union regiment is made up of Freedmen armed with pitchforks and shovels. Captioned: "Contraband brigade. Come and get your property." Vertical imprint of New York Union Envelope Depot, 144 Broadway. Printed in red and blue inks.
Weiss C-P-C-6. Item #34091