MEDIA
Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
Original Author: William Wells Brown, author; J. Johnston, artist
Created: 1864
Medium: Engraved frontispiece

Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States (Frontispiece)

The engraved frontispiece of William Wells Brown's Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States (1864) depicts a group of white men playing cards, with one apparently gesturing to his winning hand. An African American boy who stands atop the table is probably the prize won in the game.

Citation: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States. PS1139 .B9 C5 1864. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

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