Friday, September 16, 2016

"Filled with my Love always"

Embroidered pillowcase: Rose, a slave, gave this pillowcase to her 9-year-old daughter when the girl was sold. The girl’s granddaughter, Ruth, later embroidered her family’s story onto it. Photo by Lexey Swall.
This is a detail of a piece in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Check out the very interesting virtual tour and article in the New York Times.

4 comments:

  1. so tragic and yet so beautiful...

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  2. Wow. Thank you so much for pointing the way to the NY Times article. Unbelievably well done, and very touching.

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  3. I can't stop looking at this image. Heartbreaking and so courageous.

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  4. heart wrenching and heart warming.

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