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CDV by Lytle of Baton Rouge, LA. Here are sleeves similar to the ones I saw on the extant early 1850s dress at the LA State Museum, but more complex pleating. Late 1850s, I'd say. This image helps to contextualize the style of the dress I saw and link it more to Louisiana.

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FOLKS were sold some "BILL OF GOODS" - and they have loved it ever since! DONT JUST PIN! THINK, READ & LEARN!! …3 SLAVES??? Well, this was largely work of orphanages in the South seeking money from RICH WHITE DONORS in the North in the 1860s. Agencies used alot of mixed-breed Children in posters, and it seem to have worked quite well. Click image to see more of the great PR job!

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana, 1863.

Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

Character Postures/Writing: When we think about describing a character, we often think of listing items like hair colour, eye colour and body type. However, we learn much more about a character from other types of descriptions including the character’s posture.

Evergreen Plantation, LA ~ slave quarters I entered a few records of slaves arriving in LA and MS, I believe it was called "The World Connect" project, via Ancestry.com

I love this photo. A French-speaking Louisiana gentleman and his granddaughter in 1910.

Three generations of a Louisiana family; Grandmother can only speak Creole French; mother speaks French and English; boy only speaks English. Photo was taken in 1910.

Educator and suffrage activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 1909. In 1896 helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) to promote political mobilization of Black women and in 1909 founded the National Training School for Women and Girls (later named the Nannie Helen Burroughs School) to prepare students for employment and entrepreneurship. She first gained national recognition in her speech "How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping," at the National Baptist Convention in 1900.