"Aunt Lucy," Hermitage Plantation, Alabama, 1915

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Essie Collins Matthews, Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others: Character Studies Among the Old Slaves of the South, Fifty Years After: illustrated from photographs made by the author in the cabins and on the plantations (Columbus, Ohio, 1915)

Born a slave, Lucy was "the oldest of the former slaves at Hermitage plantation, being nearly one hundred" (Matthews).