Winslow Homer, Army Teamsters

Is this painting of five men, possibly formerly enslaved, working for the Union Army during the Civil War a product of racist stereotypes, or does it humanize its subjects?

Winslow Homer, Army Teamsters, 1866, oil on canvas, 45.72 x 72.39 cm (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Christopher Oliver and Dr. Beth Harris, "Winslow Homer, Army Teamsters," in Smarthistory, December 2, 2021, accessed March 3, 2024,