Shoe Shine - Here we present an historic image of 7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861. The picture shows a young African American youth shining a pair of boots belonging to one of the soldiers. The boy is likely a former slave. It was taken between 1861 and 1865. The image shows Soldier, holding bayoneted rifle, standing full-length in front of tent, African American male seated beside him, and others in tent.
Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves - Historic photos of "white" slaves from Occupied Louisiana, 1863 and 1864: These children were minority African Mulattoes and most states considered them legally Black for having 1/8th or more African ancestry. As a side note, Sally Hemings was 1/4th African so she and her and Thomas Jefferson's children would have had similar appearance. Racial intermingling, both consensual and non, was much more common in the pre-war South than many tend to believe.