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Catalog Number 2008.52.2
Title A Freedmen's Village
Collection Darling Family Collection
Object Type Newspaper
Date 1865
Description/Scope & Content Illustration from Harper's Weekly (September 30, 1865) depicting the Freedmen's Village that was built at the site of the village of Hampton after it was destroyed in 1861. The image is based on an 1864 photograph, probably taken from a rooftop somewhere in the vicinity of present-day Carousel Park, looking northwest.
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Related units of description For the original photographs on which this image is based, see Library of Congress: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003000753/PP. See also: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003006581/PP.
Topics Contrabands/Freedpeople
Civil War
African-American History
Place Names Site--Grand Contraband Camp
Site--Downtown Hampton
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