Re: Historical inquiry/identification
JimK so true. This is an anti-slave rendering. You will note the noble slave armed only with a knife. His head is high the slaver looks cowardly hiding behind his evil fowler. Their was a push at that time to arm slaves so they could take over the plantations. We all recall J Brown at Harper Ferry hoping to arm slaves from the U.S. armory and then Capt. Robert E Lee U.S. Army. The gun was only a prop.