Alfred R. Waud. “In the cane-field.” From Every Saturday. New York, May 20, 1871. 5 x 9. Wood engraving. Very good condition.
Alfred R. Waud was an English-born artist who made a reputation as a fine illustrator by providing pictures for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War. After the war, Waud was sent to the South to document the aftermath of the conflict, producing a series of excellent illustrations of the American South in 1866. Five years later, Waud was hired by another illustrated newspaper, Every Saturday, to make an even more extensive tour and documentation of the South. His ability to provide detailed, accurate and sympathetic images is on display in these excellent prints from 1871.
This print shows workers in a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana.