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Drawing 1: Mansfield Plantation.

[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.
(Adapted from a drawing by Kathy McNulty)

This drawing represents a typical layout of a rice plantation. The function of each building determined its placement in relation to the plantation house.

Questions for Drawing 1

1) What important element of a rice plantation is not indicated on this drawing? Where might this have been located?

2) What kinds of things can you learn about the people who lived and worked on this plantation from studying this drawing?

3) How have buildings been adapted or added for modern use?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the entire file will take about 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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