new york picture library

“I don’t mean to be rude’ I said, ‘but what are you people?’
'We’re peculiar,’ he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. 'Aren’t you?;
'I don’t know. I don’t think so’
'That’s a shame." 

Animated stereoview portrait of a group of seven elderly African Americans said to have been once owned as slaves by George Washington titled “Cooks, chambermaids, nurses and one hostler of Gen. Geo. Washington, found in and around St. Augustine, Florida.” Possibly a spurious claim. There are also two younger African Americans and a white woman pictured.

Source: New York Public Library.