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Article-a-Day #93: Rare Historical Photos-Scars of Gordon, a whipped Louisiana slave, 1863

The famous “whipped slave” photograph pictures the runaway slave Gordon exposing his severely whipped back to the camera of two itinerant photographers, William D. McPherson and his partner, Mr. Oliver. Gordon had received a severe whipping for undisclosed reasons in the fall of 1862.

SOURCE: https://rarehistoricalphotos.com