New Year's Day Contraband Ball

This illustration from "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" contains a racist depiction of "A New Year's Day Contraband Ball in Vicksburg." Contraband was a term that was used for escaped slaves behind Union lines during the Civil War.

Date:
1857 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1850.0053
Height:
1110px
Width:
1709px
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