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The Scourged Back - The furrowed and scarred back of Gordon, a slave who escaped from his master in Mississippi and made his way to a Union Army encampment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863.

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Names
Seaver, C. (Charles) (Photographer)
Collection

Cartes-de-visite collection.

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1863
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Topics
African Americans
Scarifications
African American men
Fugitive slaves
Punishment & torture -- African-Americans
Genres
Cartes de visite
Notes
Photograph by C. Seaver, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1864, after McPherson & Oliver, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: ae7d4720-c6ca-012f-fcaa-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1863: Captured
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "The Scourged Back - The furrowed and scarred back of Gordon, a slave who escaped from his master in Mississippi and made his way to a Union Army encampment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-bc4e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "The Scourged Back - The furrowed and scarred back of Gordon, a slave who escaped from his master in Mississippi and made his way to a Union Army encampment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-bc4e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. The Scourged Back - The furrowed and scarred back of Gordon, a slave who escaped from his master in Mississippi and made his way to a Union Army encampment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-bc4e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Scourged Back - The furrowed and scarred back of Gordon, a slave who escaped from his master in Mississippi and made his way to a Union Army encampment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863.