Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Glimpses of African-American Life, 1865-1934

Glimpses of African-American Life, 1865-1934 at the WHS. "...The photographs in the Caroline Webb Papers document an African-American family living in the Midwest from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Webb (1883-1975) was the daughter of Missouri slaves who moved their family north after the Civil War. Their photograph albums reveal three generations engaged, as Caroline Webb's son put it, in 'a new struggle, as free people, for an independent existence' in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. This gallery features 39 images (out of approximately 210 originals, including some album pages with multiple images)."


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