Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)

Title

Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg)

Abstract

Image of Blacks.

Date

September 26, 1864

Transcription

Recto: no text.
Verso: "Evening amusements of the coloured servants and contrabands attached to the 5th Corps Army of the Potomac // Every evening groups of these members of the coloured race can be seen here and there about the camps gambling and dancing to the enlivening strains of music from the different bands stationed about here and who commence their blowing about dusk // This sketch was taken near Headquarters // [Signed] Joseph Becker // Sept 27 64."

Condition

Ripping along vertical fold.

Medium

graphite with charcoal on wove paper

Dimensions

10 x 6.5 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Charcoal drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.2279279, -77.4019266999999

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JB-VA-9/26/64d (Box 1.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4578

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JB-VA-9/26/64d

Collection

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Evening Amusement of the Coloured Servants and Contraband (Siege of Petersburg),” The Becker Collection, accessed October 20, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2646.