Children of Commodore John Daniel Danels
This group portrait shows the five children of Commodore John Daniel Danels (1782-1855). At left, a boy stands wearing brown skeleton suit. John Danels is seen in center wearing green jacket while at right, Lewis Danels is seated, wearing a brown skeleton suit. Eugenia Danels, seen on the stool, wears a salmon dress. Two enslaved African-American boys are seen in this image. One lays on the floor in front of the group with his back to the viewer, holding what appears to be a bowl of soap for the bubbles, while the other boy, cast in shadow, peers into the room from behind a door in the background.