Struggles many and great: James P. Ball, Robert Duncanson, and other artists of color in antebellum Cinncinati

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2011 | Fig. 1. The Shepherd Boy (also known as Landscape with Shepherd) by Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872), 1852. Signed and dated “R.S. Duncanson/1852” at low­er left. Oil on canvas, 32 ½ by 48 ¼ inch­es. Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Hanson K. Corning by exchange.   Fig. 3. The Rainbow by Duncan­son, 1859. …

History in towns: Madison, Georgia

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April 2009 | The town of Madison, in Morgan County, Georgia, was lauded in 1849 by the historian George White (1802-1887). “There are as many well educated gentlemen and ladies in Madison as in any portion of the State,” he wrote. “Many of the citizens are wealthy, and live in much style. The ladies are remarkably pretty…and many of them …