Rice Planting, South Carolina, early 1890s


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Image Reference
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Source
Julian Ralph, Dixie; or, Southern Scenes and Sketches (New York, 1896), p. 275 (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Women sowing rice on a South Carolina plantation; a Black overseer supervises the work. Although several decades after emancipation, this scene may evoke images of the late ante-bellum period.