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Slaves Working on Plantation

African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation

Here for your enjoyment is an inspiring photograph of Port Royal Island, S.C. African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation. It was made in 1862 by O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882.

The photo illustrates Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862. Shows seven African Americans sitting in a pile of cotton in front of gin house.

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Image ID# 261999BA

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