What is a Shouting Party?

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JPK Huson 1863

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Children there- you'd think would preclude ' shooting party ', like when the Brits walk off with shotguns over their arms and a few paid, intrepid people to go crash around in the bushes ahead of them. Wearing those hats- I see no hats. ( That's a joke )

Possibly misnamed? You sometimes see hysterically misnamed images in LoC, like someone just gave up that day. What do you want to bet someone thought the poles leaning against the wall were guns?
 

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Maybe a reference to a religious camp or revival meeting...?

At that time, Baptist and Methodist ministers appealed to the slave and free black populations, preaching a plain-styled message of hope and redemption while also catering to manners of worship that African men and women carried with them to America, including spirit possession, call-and-response singing, shouting, and dancing.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/religion/history2.html
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