Image of an African American boy marching with a broom for a rifle at his side. Signed in the image: Th. Nast. The card appears trimmed down; caption is truncated: "The Colored Volunteer. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1863, by"
This stereograph card depicts a group of women, children and a man sitting and standing in and in font of a doorway to a clapboard building. The adults all hold children on their laps or in in their arms. Consisting of two similar images side by side, the card is arranged with the images in the center. At either end of the card is vertical script. On the left hand margin the words read "Underwood & Underwood Publishers, / New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas." On the right hand margin are the words "Works and Studios/ Arlington, NJ, / Sun Sculpture/ [illegible]/ Trade Marks/ Westwood NJ." Running horizontally across the bottom margin are the words "These are the Generations of Ham. / Copyright, 1895, by Strohmeyer & Wyman." On the reverse of the card are the words" These are the Generations of Ham. / Les Generations des Jambons tumes (Ham). / Ham's [illegible]. / Estas son las generaciones del Jamon ahumado (Ham). / Desse aro Hams Attlingar. / [Greek lettered phrase]."