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Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, S.C., in 1862.

Image ID: 812747

Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, S.C., in 1862.  [Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton He...] (1862)

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Image Title

:  Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, S.C., in 1862.

Alternate Title

: Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862.

Creator

: Crane, W. T. -- Artist

Depicted Date

: 1862

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 15 x 37 cm. (5 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Among the many singular questions that arose during the Civil War were, What was to be done with the contrabands? The government, from the first, took the only view a Christain one could take, and without encouraging their advent to our lines gave orders to receive them, as a mere question of humanity. Among the things which we owe to General Butler is the term contraband, and to his legal sagacity we are also indebted fo ....
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Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / African-American life -- 1860s

Source Description

: 1 folder (33 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC AFRA-L-186

Digital ID

: 812747

Record ID

: 710267

Digital Item Published

: 4-28-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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