'Weh Down Souf
Original Author: Daniel Webster Davis, author; William L. Sheppard, artist
Created: 1897
Medium: Title page and frontispiece

‘Weh Down Souf (Frontispiece)

The frontispiece of 'Weh Down Souf (1897), a collection of forty-two poems by D. Webster Davis, depicts a plantation mistress sitting next to an ill enslaved woman and reading the Bible to her. The scene comes from "Ol' Mistis," a dialect poem included in the volume.

Citation: 'Weh Down Souf, and Other Poems. PS1514 .D56 1897. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.