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Rebecca, an Emancipated Slave from New Orleans
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Rebecca, an Emancipated Slave from New Orleans CDV of Rebecca in a standing pose. You will note that Rebecca doesn’t look very African American. A person only needed to be 1/8 black to be deemed a person of color. She was chosen specifically because she looked white and white donors could theoretically see themselves in her. Taken by Kimball in New York, printed in the back is this message,”The net proceeds from the sale of these photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under command of Maj. Gen. Banks.”

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