cat stuck in a bathtub
the face of a broken man
African-American women hold white children, most likely in their care. Most of these women are assumed to be either slaves or domestic servants, though one woman is notably dressed in fancy clothes and gold jewelry. The second ambrotype may be a post-mortem photograph of the little boy.
Well, sometimes women who were slaves posed with those toddlers because the toddlers /legally owned them/.
Slavery is fucked up.