ALBERTA BRADFORD, a renowned Old-Time Spiritual Singer, who had grown up in slavery on Avery Island, Louisiana. Bradford had grown up on Avery island, as a slave belonging to the McIlhenny family. The McIlhennys were a prominent local clan who owned a sugar plantation, but whose most famous business today is making Tabasco Sauce. Photo: Alberta Bradford, Avery Island, ca. 1933.~ courtesy of E. A. McIlhenny Enterprises, Inc.