Isaac Jefferson, ca. 1847, an enslaved blacksmith who worked on Thomas Jefferson's plantation. Jefferson had described the 'moral reproach' of slavery but by the 1790s, the most remarkable thing about his stand on slavery is his immense silence. Later, historian David Brion finds, Jefferson's emancipation efforts 'virtually ceased.' Moreover, the slaves most suited for immediate emancipation -- smiths, coopers, carpenters, skilled farmers -- were the very ones whom Jefferson most…
Family of tenant farmer at noonday meal near Muskogee, Oklahoma. His wife is shooing away flies with branch. See general caption number 20
Harvey Nichols, 1948
Probably a teenager now in forced geisha training. Sold to a geisha house as a very young child. The tragic situation of poor females in Old Japan.