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The Illustrated London News (Feb. 2, 1861), vol. 38, p. 94. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)
Caption, "selling sweet potatoes in Charleston"; group of women street vendors with baskets of goods; children playing in background. An engraving taken from eye-witness sketch by the English artist, Eyre Crowe. The accompanying article notes that the vendors are slaves who must give a percentage of their profits to their owners. Also published in New York Illustrated News (March 9, 1861), vol. 3, p. 284.