Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white drawing of a city scene. A well-dressed figure in the foreground gives a slip of paper to an older individual dressed in rags who sits on the ground and holds out a hat. To the left behind a tall fence, an individual negotiates the sale of a corpse from two other figures. Other people populate the background.

Title: Free Negroes in the North

Artist/Maker: Adalbert John Volck

Date: 1864

Source: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Copyright/Permissions: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Location(s): Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Art Hx