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 Post subject: SLAVE CHILDREN PHOTO FOUND IN NC ATTIC
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:13 pm 
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This really is "haunting...." :( not just the picture but, as one person responding to the story said, we know more about the Holocaust that happened to the Jews in another country than we do about hundreds of years of similar crimes against another race of people in our own land. We're often told to "forget about it." Are the Jews forgetting about their Holocaust? I think not!


Slave Children Photo Found In North Carolina Attic

RALEIGH, N.C. — A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.

Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated.

The photo, which may have been taken in the early 1860s, was a testament to a dark part of American history, said Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographs department at the Smithsonian Institution.

"It's a very difficult and poignant piece of American history," he said. "What you are looking at when you look at this photo are two boys who were victims of that history."

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