Enslaved House Servants and White Children, South Carolina, 1863

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The Illustrated London News (May 23, 1863), vol. 42, p. 552. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Domestic Life in South Carolina--from a sketch by our special artist." This illustration (which also shows the white children playing with a black child), the ILN article reports, "represents the old Negro servants of the planter's family among his children . . . . The children of the [white] family grow up among the Negro domestic servants, and often learn to regard them with as much affection as they show their own parents" (p. 552).