Glimpses at the Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau was established by Congress in March, 1865 in order to offer provisions, clothing, and fuel to destitute former slaves, as well as to manage confiscated lands in the South. In this sketch by James E. Taylor from Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper former slaves line up to receive their allotted rations.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1860.0060
Height:
2150px
Width:
2975px
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