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Morse’s Gallery of the Cumberland (Nashville, Tenn.)
A girl with the hint of a smile wears a white dress wrapped with the Stars and Stripes
Carte de visite
Private collection of Ron Coddington
A second banner is attached to a stick that she grasps in her hand. Completing the costume is a liberty cap, which is emblematic of a slave's manumission in ancient times and a symbol of freedom in young America.