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Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles

Slave Portrait

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Photo: Joseph T. Zealy, 1850; Harvard College, Peabody

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Slave Portrait

This man, Renty, a Congo-born slave was living on a plantation in South Carolina when his portrait was taken in 1850.

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