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Genre paintings, or scenes from everyday life, were popular in America during the nineteenth century. Favorite genre topics were sentimental images of children and narrative scenes featuring true-blue American characters such as cowboys. Southern genre scenes are easily recognized by their use of Southern character types, such as the Southern belle and the African American laborer. Particularly popular were picturesque scenes of the rural South.

Highlights (Click on an image for object details)
"A Bright Future" by Harry Roseland
A Bright Future
By Harry Roseland
1906
"Candidates for the Horse Show" by John Martin Tracy
Candidates for the Horse Show
By John Martin Tracy
1893
"Crossing the Ferry - Scene on the Peedee" by William Tylee Ranney
Crossing the Ferry—Scene on the Peedee
By William Tylee Ranney
c. 1846
"Newsboy Selling the Baltimore Sun" by William Aiken Walker
Newsboy Selling the Baltimore Sun
By William Aiken Walker
1871
"Opossum Snout, Haralson County, Georgia" by Lyell E. Carr
Opossum Snout, Haralson County, Georgia
By Lyell E. Carr
1891
"The Potato Pickers" by Alfred Heber Hutty
The Potato Pickers
By Alfred Heber Hutty
c. 1930 or 1940
"The Price of Blood" by Thomas Satterwhite Noble
The Price of Blood
By Thomas Satterwhite Noble
1868
"Watching for the Train" by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson
Watching for the Train
By Alfred Wordsworth Thompson
1880
"Weighing the Cotton" by Hal Alexander Morrison
Weighing the Cotton
By Hal Alexander Courtney Morrison
1885–1890

 

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