Murriah Flood, Alabama, 1915

previous image return to thumbnails next image

Click on the image to open a larger version in a new window.

If you are interested in using this image, please consult Acknowledging the Website.

Image Reference

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 at Faunsdale plantation, Flood went to Washington with her husband after the Civil War, but returned to Faunsdale "and is now the nurse to her former mistress's great-grandchildren" (Matthews).