TLF ID M008734
This is a black-and-white engraving showing a group of African American slaves - men, women and children - harvesting cotton in the fields of a plantation in Georgia, USA. The slaves are placing the cotton into bags around their waist or carried over one shoulder, and into large baskets. One slave is carrying a filled basket on his head. The illustration was published in Ballou's 'Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion', a 19th-century illustrated periodical published in Boston, Massachusetts.