the Party at Supper & breakfast
Original Author: Lewis Miller
Created: 1853
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Publisher: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

the Party at Supper & breakfast, Chapman Springs

A watercolor drawing from Lewis Miller's Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, depicts a dinner party for twenty-one people that was held in July 1853 at Chapmans Springs in Giles County. An enslaved woman and boy serve food and drink, while an enslaved woman cools the guests by controlling the large overhead punkah fans.