Cultivating Tobacco, Virginia, 1798


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Image Reference
NW0048

Source
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Sketchbook, III, 33, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.

Comments
Drawing in pen, ink, and watercolor, titled "An Overseer Doing his Duty." A white overseer supervises two enslaved females working in a tobacco field with long-handled hoes. This scene was "sketched from life near Fredericksburg, 13 March 1798."