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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 a third slave cools the guests by controlling the large overhead punkah fans.

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