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First Vote

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Title

First Vote

Subject

African Americans, suffrage, politics

Description

African Americans in several states, including Virginia, voted for the first time in the autumn of 1867. In this image, a white man is seen conducting the election. An old African American, probably a former slave and wearing patched clothes, deposits his ballot in the glass bowl. Behind him is a well-dressed man, who may have been free before the war, a soldier still in uniform, another man in work clothes, and still other men in line waiting to exercise their right to vote.

Creator

Alfred R. Waud

Source

Harper's Weekly, November 16, 1867

Publisher

Harper and Brothers

Date

November 1867

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Engraving

Identifier

01_1138_18

Coverage

United States