Learning is Wealth: Wilson, Charley, Rebecca & Rosa, Slaves from New Orleans

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2 images
Created by
Paxson, Charles, American
Subject of
Huger, Rebecca, American, born 1852
Taylor, Charles, American
Downs, Rosina, American
Chinn, Wilson, American
Medium
albumen and silver nitrate on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W: 4 x 2 7/16 in. (10.2 x 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
portraits
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1864
Description
A carte de viste featuring a black and white photograph of three children, two girls and a boy, gathered around a man in a chair. All are holding books. In the center, the boy stands wearing a dark colored jacket and pants. He holds a closed book in front of him using both hands, and looks to his proper left at the man seated in the chair. The man sits wearing a light colored jacket and pants. He is looking towards the open book he holds in his proper left hand. On the other side of the boy are two young girls, both seated, wearing light colored dresses with striped ribbon trim at the bottom of the wide hems. Under the picture is printed the title [LEARNING IS WEALTH / WILSON, CHARLEY, REBECCA & ROSA. / Slaves from New Orleans].
On the back is printed the copyright notice and a notice that the proceeds from the sale of the photograph will be devoted to "the education of Colored People in the department of the Gulf, now under the command of Major General Banks." A photographer's mark reading [CHAS. PAXSON, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / New York] is in the center.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Children
Education
Emancipation
Photography
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2012.158.30
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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