Mulberry House and Street

"Mulberry House and Street," painted by Thomas Coram around 1800, shows a typical mid-18th century South Carolina plantation. The "great House," while elegant, was not necessarily the enormous dwelling we have come to associate with antebellum mansions. A street of slave housing located nearby served as the source of labor for both the house and the fields closest to it.

Courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association.

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