Documentary Media

The documentaries in Reconstruction 360 contain many archival images from a variety of sources. This is a list of descriptions and links to all the images and archival film clips featured in the documentaries in order of appearance, identified by the name of the historian or character associated with each segment.

Introductory Video with Kate Masur

Map of Sherman’s March - Campaigns of the Civil War in the East. 16904 U.S. Copyright Office Scale ca. 1:10,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 71c.2 Copyright, 1910, by A. B. Adlerman. "Plate no. 8" in the lower right margin. Map of the South Atlantic states showing "Shermans march."
https://www.loc.gov/item/99447179/

Montage Image 1, A Contraband camp, formerly used as a female seminary, circa 1863. Courtesy of State Library of Louisiana Digital Repository
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraband_(American_Civil_War)#/media/File:Contraband_Camp,_formerly_used_as_a_Female_Seminary.jpg

Montage Image 2, “Fugitive African Americans Fording the Rappahannock River, Rappahannock, Virginia, August 1862” by Timothy O’Sullivan. Library of Congress
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/tubman/aa_tubman_spy_2_e.html

Montage Image 3, film clip excerpted from “The Civil War,” 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica Films
https://archive.org/details/0171CivilWarThe

Montage Image 4, Portrait of General Sherman. Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2018666487/

Montage Image 5, Portrait of Edwin Stanton. Library of Congress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Stanton#/media/File:Edwin_McMasters_Stanton_Secretary_of_War.jpg

Savannah, Ga, Gen. Sherman's Headquarters in his "March to the Sea". This colorized postcard depicting the front and side facades of the Green-Meldrim House. Courtesy of City of Savannah Municipal Archives on behalf of V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps & Prints.
https://savannahga.pastperfectonline.com/photo/1D4F0917-5D35-448E-B33E-555143421313

Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman. National Archives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tecumseh_Sherman#/media/File:William-Tecumseh-Sherman.jpg

Video of people walking and singing, “The Blood of Jesus,” 1941
https://archive.org/details/blood_of_jesus

Garrison Frazier quote
http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/savmtg.htm

Illustration from Harper’s Weekly. “Of Course he Wants to Vote the Democratic Ticket” from Wikipedia
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/%27Of_Course_He_Wants_To_Vote_The_Democratic_Ticket%27_%28October_1876%29%2C_Harper%27s_Weekly.jpg

Text of Sherman’s Special Field Orders No. 15
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Field_Orders_No._15

United States and Texas 1839. Map courtesy of University of Texas
http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/us_texas-1839-atlas-mitchell-school-04.jpg

Film of African American farmers driving mules. “Building a Levee with Mule Power,” U.S. Department of Agriculture
https://archive.org/details/CEP167

Film of horses running past Civil War cannon. “The Civil War,” 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica Films
https://archive.org/details/0171CivilWarThe

Image of group of people. “Slaves of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.” by Henry P. Moore, 1862. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006683283/

Text of Sherman’s Special Field Orders No. 15
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Field_Orders_No._15

Montage photograph portrait of Andrew Johnson. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96524285/

Freedman

Cumberland Landing, Va. Group of "contrabands" at Foller's house. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/2018666163/

Report of a Speech by a Virginia Freedman [Philadelphia, Pa., late December, 1866] (Bayley Wyatt Quote):
http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/Wyat.html

Atlanta, Ga. Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/2018666106/

United States and Texas 1839. Map courtesy of University of Texas
http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/us_texas-1839-atlas-mitchell-school-04.jpg

Contraband who served with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry c. 1863-1865 Courtesy Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the U.S. Military History Institute
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/index.html

Andrew Johnson Kicking Out The Freedmen's Bureau by Thomas Nast April 14, 1866 appearing in Harper’s Weekly
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Nast_on_Andrew_Johnson.jpg

Oliver Otis Howard, 1830-1909, bust portrait, facing left; in uniform. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/2006681382/

The Freedmen's Bureau / Drawn by A.R. Waud. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/92514996/

Freedmen’s Labor Contract, Mrs. S.E. King with Freedmen, Charleston, SC. National Archives - NARA Record Group 105, M19190, Reel 63, Target 12
https://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-labor-contract-mrs-s-e-king-with-freedmen-charleston-sc/

Freedmen’s Bureau Agent

Black and white image of US Capitol building, montage:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/7884?size=_original

Cudjo Lewis in later life courtesy of University of South Alabama
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/barracoon-cudjo-lewis-zora-neale-hurston-last-slave-ship-survivor-book-life-story-published-a8335776.html

Photo of Major General Oliver O. Howard, Library of Congress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Otis_Howard#/media/File:Oliver_Otis_Howard.jpg

Grand national union banner for 1864. Liberty, union and victory. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674567/

Montage photograph portrait of Andrew Johnson. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96524285/

Photo of Major General Oliver O. Howard, Library of Congress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Otis_Howard#/media/File:Oliver_Otis_Howard.jpg

President Andrew Johnson Pardoning Rebels at the White House by Stanley Fox, 1865. Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/item/2008680257/

Montage, Freedmen’s Contract 1. Lowcountry Africana
https://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-labor-contract-j-d-parker-point-comfort-plantation-charleston-sc/

Montage, Freedmen’s Contract 2. National Archives
https://www.archives.gov/files/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau/images/3-contract-bledsoe-xl.jpg

Montage, Freedmen’s Contract 3. National Archives
https://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-labor-contract-j-h-spann-with-freedmen-charleston-sc/

White Landowner

A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole sea-coast; all the islands, inlets, rivers, creeks, parishes, townships, boroughs, roads, and bridges: As also, several plantations, with their proper boundary-lines, their names, and the names of their proprietors
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3910.ct001281/?r=-1.064,-0.063,3.129,1.253,0

1860 Slave Census, New York Times
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/slavery/slave-maps/slave-census.jpg

Battle of Franklin. November 30, 1864-Union (Gen. Schofield) ... Conf. (Gen. Hood)
https://www.loc.gov/item/91721210/

Painting of Louisiana plantation house, “Adeline” by Marie Adrien Persac. Courtesy of The Athenaeum.
https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=46557

“A Southern Cornfield, Nashville, Tennessee” by Thomas Waterman Wood, 1861. Courtesy of The Athenaeum
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=15314

Film of Union Soldiers marching in montage. “The Civil War,” 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica Films
https://archive.org/details/0171CivilWarThe

Confederate $10 Bill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_dollar#/media/File:CSA-T29-%2410-1862.jpg

Excerpts of staged Civil War battles. “Birth of a Nation” by DW Griffith.
https://archive.org/details/TheBirthofaNation1080p

Illustration showing uniforms of the Union Army. United States Department of War - Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_of_the_Union_Army#/media/File:War_of_the_Rebellion_Atlas_Plate_172.jpg

President Andrew Johnson pardoning Rebels at the White House / sketched by Mr. Stanley Fox. Andrew Johnson's tailor-shop in Greenville, Tennessee / photographed by J.B. Reef.
https://www.loc.gov/item/2008680257/

President Johnson's amnesty proclamation ... Done at the city of Washington, the twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five ... Andrew Johnson.
https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.23502500/

Film of plantation owner shaking his fist. Excerpt from “Birth of a Nation” by DW Griffith.
https://archive.org/details/TheBirthofaNation1080p

Film of dancers and staged battle scene. Excerpts from “Birth of a Nation” by DW Griffith.
https://archive.org/details/TheBirthofaNation1080p

Labor contract. Contract Between James Mitchell and Dick and Wife; 1/19/1866. Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
National Archives Identifier: 595062
https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/contract-mitchell-dick-wife

Film reenactment of farmers and plantation owner. “The Plantation System in Southern Life” by Coronet Films, 1950.
https://archive.org/details/Plantati1950

Illustrations of 19th century agricultural tools.
https://www.uihere.com/free-graphics/agriculture-tools-ai-svg-file-96241

Documentary footage of cotton picking. 1950s Cotton Industry and Cotton Harvesting in the United States
https://archive.org/details/53994CottonPicking

Freedwoman

Black woman seated with white child. Montrose, Pennsylvania, ca. 1890. Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/randolph-linsly-simpson-african-american-collection

Three quarter length portrait; black woman seated with white baby on lap. Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3519787

Louisa, a Slave Nurse, ca. 1858 With infant H. E. Hayward Ambrotype. Courtesy Missouri Historical Society
https://mohistory.org/collections/item/resource:145971

Illustrations of the American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1840
https://www.loc.gov/item/2007680126/

Stock Footage of African Americans Raking the Fields. Henry Browne, Farmer - US Department of Agriculture.
https://archive.org/details/HenryBro1942

African American woman standing by a washtub with her hand on a washboard. Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016819558/

Interior of the kitchen at Refuge plantation, Camden County, Georgia (10.3) (Photograph by L.D. Andrew, 1936, from a vintage photograph taken ca. 1880). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division:
https://www2.gwu.edu/~folklife/bighouse/images/x3.jpg

The African American Nanny After the Civil War, Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q4u4AsJxx4k/UDOXutBge7I/AAAAAAABDN8/AxiC0aLCoDI/s1600/2+c+(4).jpg

Harriet worked as a laundress, washing and ironing clothes, for most of her life. https://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/s/scotth/images/large/9a-028667.gif

Sketch of African-American Women Washing Clothes, Courtesy of Biblioteca Ambrosiana http://bibliomontreal.com/1000-vies/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/NEGRESSES-BLANCHISSEUSE-LillustrationParis-1864-vol.XLIII-p.88.jpg

African American Woman Washing Clothes in Tub Outside, Shared through Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/legalcode)https://www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2723654105/

“Katie Jones” by photographer Doris Ullman - African American Woman Doing Laundry, 1930. Courtesy of Georgia Museum of Art:https://georgiamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/file_uploads_exhibitions_Ulmann-Katie-Jones-1.jpg

*African American Woman with Glasses Doing Laundry in Wooden Tubhttps://i.pinimg.com/originals/86/71/d9/8671d9663d014ac3daae205fbc05db0b.jpg

Lillie Knox, WPA Oral History, 1936 from Coming Through: Voice of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories by Genevieve W. Chandler pg. 185

Video of African Americans Walking and Singing, “The Blood of Jesus,” 1941https://archive.org/details/blood_of_jesus

Freedchild

Slave Auction Illustration, Courtesy of the New York Public Library’s Digital Public Library of America:
https://dp.la/item/01e0da0893e9f0831e3951dbe2d099ff

Emancipation / Th. Nast ; King & Baird, printers, 607 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.
https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665360/

Film of African American farmers driving mules. “Building a Levee with Mule Power,” U.S. Department of Agriculture
https://archive.org/details/CEP167

Jack Gill Quote from Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen’s Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865 - 1870

Black and white image of US Capitol building, montage: https://www.shorpy.com/node/7884?size=_original

Text from black codes montage, The Statute at Large of South Carolina Vol. XII containing the Acts from December 1861 to December 1866. https://digital.scetv.org/teachingAmerhistory/pdfs/BlackCodes_000.pdf

Freedman’s Family Photo https://www.treasury.gov/about/education/PublishingImages/freedmans_family_histories.jpg

Colored School at Anthoston. Census 27, enrollment 12, attendance 7. Teacher expects 19 to be enrolled after work is over. "Tobacco keeps them out and they are short of hands." Ages of those present: 13 years = 1, 10 years = 2, 8 years = 2, 7 years = 1, 5 years = 1. Location: Henderson County, Kentucky / Lewis W. Hine. Library of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/item/2018678394/

Freedmen’s School, Roanoke Island, NC. Courtesy of U.S. National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/articles/the-freedmen-s-colony-on-roanoke-island.htm