Images: Iconography of Music in African-American Culture, 1770s-1920s
Here you will find images of country dances, corn-husking frolics, rural festivities, hunting, political gatherings, children at play, weddings, parades, the Negro burial, and many other themes. Over 120 artists are represented, including such eminent nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American painters as Thomas Eakins, Charles Demuth, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, and William Sidney Mount, as well as lesser-known but important artists. This book is not a social history; instead, it allows the visual imagery to tell its own story.
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