a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army. Many whites would send slaves to serve in their place.
I have a postcard of this image that reads: "Jimmy Armstrong The Clown, Clyde Beatty Circus, This photograph is by Bruce Davidson. However, on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website Davidson's photograph is labeled, "Clown and Circus Tent.