1862: Colby observes Christmas festivities far from his native New Hampshire …

Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (continued):

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I have based the drawings of the African American holiday festivities on 19th century accounts of such celebrations on Southern plantations (especially those accounts of Pinkster Day & other such inversion rituals found in Cockrell’s Demons of Disorder)

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