Ready for Harvest
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A solitary black woman in dignified pose dominates the scene in Ready for Harvest, painted by South Carolina artist Alice Huger Smith.
The 1936 watercolor was one of thirty created for a book called A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties. The book, based on boyhood recollections of Smith's father, outlined the history of rice plantations, as well as information relating to the cultivation of rice.
Image Credit: The Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association
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