Well, I've seen literally hundreds of old photos of free blacks. Unfortunatly they all seem to resemble Frederick Douglass. Just kidding. YOu can find dozens of pictures on the web of Civil War era folks that will show you all the free whites you need to see. Free blacks are somewhat of a more rare commodity in the South at that time as I'm sure you would agree. I even heard that freedmen were recycled back into the slave situation, but I don't know if that's true. Probably is. YOu may have a different view. By the way, I loved Uncle Remus when I was a kid. Even wanted to be a slave so I could drop out of elementary school, which was so challenging to me. As soon as I got a little older, I earned a PHD in the school of hard knocks.