This pen and wash drawing of what is probably a black eunuch presenting a probably Latin white slave girl for the inspection of their master the viewer being.
She portrayed this light skinned woman as the offspring of a white slaveholder and his black female slave. This mulatto's life was indeed tragic.
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And perhaps that is why James White had apparently curled the young woman's hair and dyed it black after he brought her home from the slave market.