Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 card. Imprint on the front mount, Our Protection. Rosa, Charley, Rebecca. Card is trimmed cutting off the bottom part of the names. Backmark: No. 9. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864, by S. Tackaberry, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York. The net proceeds from the sale of these Photographs will be devoted to the education of colored people in the department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks. Chas. Paxson, Photographer, N.Y. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Desirable view.
This is one of a series of images taken of the Slave Children of New Orleans; Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger and Rosina Downs. This view, titled "Our Protection," shows the children wrapped up in a large American flag.