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"Redeemed in Virginia," a CDV portrait of "Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a Redeemed Slave Child."

Renowden: Brooklyn 1863 3.75 x 2.5, sepia tone photo, closely cropped at top, corners clipped, some staining to left margin, abrasion on right margin, toned and worn, reverse with some dark staining. A little girl with curly hair in a dark dress holding a small bouquet of flowers. Caption on bottom margin reads: "Redeemed in Virginia. By Catharine S. Lawrence. Baptized in Brooklyn at Plymouth Church by Henry Ward Beecher, May 1863. . . " Photos of little Fannie (and other light-skinned slave children) were circulated by Beecher as an attempt to undermine the public support for slavery.


Book Id: 98-6786

Price: $100.00

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