Man Tending Tobacco
Original Author: Lewis Miller
Created: ca. 1856–1871
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper

Man Tending Tobacco

A detail from an illustrated page made in the mid-nineteenth century by Lewis Miller depicts a Virginia slave tending to a tobacco plant. Miller, a native of Pennsylvania, traveled extensively in Virginia and painted what he saw. Some of his watercolors include rare depictions of enslaved people in Virginia.

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