Baltimore News Vendor
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. ( 61.3 x 38.4 cm ) frame: 32 x 23 1/4 x 3 in. (32 x 23 1/4 x 3 in.)
African-American male figure selling copies of the newspaper, the Patriot, a Baltimore newspaper that favored the South's stance on slavery and states' rights.
Cafferty copied this painting from the original by Thomas Waterman Wood at the request of Robert L. Stuart. Although, the newspaper vendor in this photograph, Moses, was an urban freeman in Baltimore, his choice of career was limited by "Black Codes", laws that prohibited entry into certain professions and limited ownership of businesses.
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
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