Southern Cotton This is an old photograph postcard from my collection depicting a young African American lady posing by a large pile of cotton. There is nothing to identify this young lady or to identify exactly when or where the photograph was taken.
In a stylish swimsuit sometime in the 1950's or early 60's. She's a bit risque, but it's not a girly-girl pose and she looks fit. There is nothing on the photograph to identify who she is or where the photo came from.
Community Post: 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 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 and was not limited to slaves or the rich.