Kara Elizabeth Walker, Cotton Hoards in Southern Swamp from “Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) (2005). Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, MH 2012.14.6.

In Cotton Hoards in Southern Swamp, a silhouette of a nude male figure appears in the left side of the foreground. The figure walks towards the right with his arms outstretched. In the background image, a woodcut print from Harper's Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion (1866), three men in a small boat row past cotton bales in a swamp. The moss hanging from the silhouette’s arms mimics the moss that hangs from the trees in the background swamp.

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