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[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

Illus. in: De Bay, Americae...1590. Reference copy may be in E141.B88. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Plantation crops Sugar, LOT 4410A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

Planter whipping slave tied to tree. Illus. in: Exquemelin, Histoire der Boecaniers...(1700), facing p. 29. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Slavery 1700. This record contains unverified, old data from capti... more

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

The life and dying speech of Arthur, a negro man who was executed at Worcester, October 20th 1768. For a rape committed on the body of one Deborah Metcalfe. Boston: Printed and sold in Milk-Street 1768.

The life and dying speech of Arthur, a negro man who was executed at W...

Positive Photostat.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 36, Folder 26.

An address to the public, from the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, and the relief of free negroes, unlawfully held in bondage ... Signed by order of the Society, B. Franklin, President. Philadelphia, 9th of November,

An address to the public, from the Pennsylvania Society for promoting ...

Title.; Imprint 2.; Franklin, B.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 14... more

Letter, Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker expressing his belief that blacks possess talents equal to those of "other colours of men," 30 August 1791

Letter, Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker expressing his belief th...

Reproduction number: A54 (color slide); LC-MSS-27748-21 (B&W negative) While serving as secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), one of Virginia's largest planters and slaveholders, wrote this 30 Augus... more

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...

Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Title from item. Attributed to I. Cruikshank... more

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degrees

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degre...

Print shows George III sitting at a table with the Queen and two of his daughters, and the Queen's Keeper of the Robes, Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenbergen holding a bottle of "Brandy", discussing the use of suga... more

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

William Wilberforce and Samuel Horsley, Bishop of Rochester, cavort with two black women in a well-furnished room. Wilberforce and a woman, wearing a print dress with her breasts exposed, sit on a couch smoking... more

The progress of freedom. On the 6th of April St. Louis elected a mayor, "unrequivocally in favor of the President's policy proclamation, arming of negroes, and all." and the next morning the Missouri Democrat joyfully declared that "St. Louis is

The progress of freedom. On the 6th of April St. Louis elected a mayor...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 71, Folder 23.

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Drawing shows an Anglo-African (or African American) cabin boy named "Henry Clay" on board a ship; he has been caught by another sailor with a stash of stolen coffee that he has hidden in pantaloons. Title from... more

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakfast under difficulties ; Nearest the fire ; Gypsies in Texas ; A floating grocer's raft ; Accident to a danseuse ; Accident on an inclined railway ; A sagacious dog ; Oiling a ventriloquist ; Explosion at the Wisconsin paper mill, Milwaukie ; A business proposal ; A sad story

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakf...

Illustrations that accompany twelve stories of mishaps and curiosities including an African American Union soldier wrongly denied the right to vote, a Romani woman earning money telling fortunes, an explosion a... more

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Drawing shows a white man (Buckra) reading the pass of Maroons (runaway slaves) on a road. Title from item. Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs... more

A Lady going to visit

A Lady going to visit

Illustration showing slaves carrying woman in sedan chair across street. Illus. in: Travels in Brazil / Henry Koster. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816, pl. opposite p. 188.

A Planter and his wife on a journey

A Planter and his wife on a journey

Illustration showing two slaves carrying woman in sedan chair, slave woman with baggage on head, and planter riding horse on country road..

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) The illustration shows a black militia troop marching from left to right. The ... more

[Town plan for Mesurado, Liberia]

[Town plan for Mesurado, Liberia]

American Colonization Society Papers. Published in: The African-American mosaic, a Library of Congress resource guide for the study of black history and culture / Debra Newman Ham, ed. Washington, D.C. : Librar... more

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by Edwd. Finden.

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by...

Includes view of Count Maurice's gate near slave market. Illus. in: Journal of a voyage to Brazil, and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 / Maria Graham. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, O... more

Title page of a pamphlet: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States, without Danger or Loss to the Citizens of the South (Baltimore: Benj. Lundy, 1825)

Title page of a pamphlet: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery ...

Illus. in: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States, without Danger or Loss to the Citizens of the South (Baltimore: Benj. Lundy, 1825), title page. Reference copy may be in LCQJ, Spring... more

Land, negroes, stock, &c. for sale ... W. H. Barksdale, Haw-Branch, Amelia, Nov. 6, 1827.

Land, negroes, stock, &c. for sale ... W. H. Barksdale, Haw-Branch, Am...

Auction.; Imprint 2.; On verso: 135.47 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 186, Folder 6.

A monday morning view of Friends meeting house and academy, Philada. forty years ago drawn on stone by W.L. Breton, Philada. 1829 ; Kennedy & Lucas' lithography

A monday morning view of Friends meeting house and academy, Philada. f...

Print shows many Quakers and others walking along the sidewalk in front of the Friends' Meeting House and Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; also shows two African American children with a large pig on the ... more

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 11 C

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 11 C

Print shows an African American woman, wearing a very large hat, in a shop trying to purchase a pair of stockings. Title from item. Plate XI. Caption: "Have you any flesh coloured silk stockings, young man?" ... more

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 13 / Clay fecit 1829.

Life in Philadelphia. Plate 13 / Clay fecit 1829.

Print shows an African American couple walking on the street; the woman asks the man whether he likes the waltz. Exchange; (DLC/PP-1973:253). Title from item. Caption: "How you like de waltz, Mr. Lorenzo?" "'... more

Like master like man / E.W. Clay del.

Like master like man / E.W. Clay del.

Print shows two African American men, with their seconds, about to fight a duel with pistols at close range.

Life in Philadelphia. How you like de new fashiom shirt, Miss Florinda? lith. of Imbert

Life in Philadelphia. How you like de new fashiom shirt, Miss Florinda...

Print shows a garishly dressed African American man talking with a garishly dressed African American woman in a parlor. Title from item. Caption continues: I tink dey mighty elegum I see you on new year day wh... more

Title page, with no illus., in Nat Turner, The confessions, Richmond, Thomas R. Gray, 1832

Title page, with no illus., in Nat Turner, The confessions, Richmond, ...

Illus. in: The confessions of Nat Turner... Richmond : Thomas R. Gray, 1832, title page. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: US Hist 1831 (Sothampt... more

Boutique de cordonnier / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. d'Engelmann & Cie.

Boutique de cordonnier / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; ...

Illustration showing interior of shoe store with shoemaker beating hand of worker and other workers making shoes while woman, nursing baby, looks on from the doorway. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique... more

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, ...

Illustrations showing black man being whipped to death in the street and black prisoners lying on floor with feet in stocks. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 ... ... more

Le chirurgien nègre ; Boutique d'un marchand de viande de porc / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann.

Le chirurgien nègre ; Boutique d'un marchand de viande de porc / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing a black surgeon tending to patients in the street and pork seller's shop with men selling and carving meat. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831... more

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull delt. ; Archer & Boilly sc.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Divers convois funébres ; Qûete pour l'entretien de l'église du Rosario / J.B. Debret et la Vesse. de Portes, del. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Divers convois funébres ; Qûete pour l'entretien de l'église du Rosari...

Illustrations showing funeral procession and carriage with coffin outside church steps, and a nobleman seated inside church with Brazilian parishioners, possibly wishing to have audience with the nobleman. Illu... more

Brulement de l'effigie du juda, le samedi saint / J.B. Debret et la Vesse. de Portes, del. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Brulement de l'effigie du juda, le samedi saint / J.B. Debret et la Ve...

Illustrations showing townspeople watching the hanging and burning of an effigy of a traitor and demons hanging a Saturday saint from a tree. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 j... more

Nègres cangueiros ; Différentes nations nègres / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Nègres cangueiros ; Différentes nations nègres / J.B. Debret, delt. ; ...

Illustrations showing men transporting large cask and nine faces showing scarification and hairstyle patterns of different black tribes. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'... more

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

African American children serving food to a white family. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 91. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-2.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing men in chains (possibly fugitives or slaves) outside a tobacco shop; blind street singer; woman vendor selling food to men. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 18... more

100 dollars reward. Ran away from the subscriber, living near Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, on the night of the 4th instant two negro men Robert & Lewis ... John Lock. October 6, 1834. Charlestown: Printed at the Virginia Free Press O

100 dollars reward. Ran away from the subscriber, living near Charlest...

Title.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 186, Folder 26.

Enterrement d'une femme Nègre ; Convoi funèbre d'un fils de roi Nègre / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Enterrement d'une femme Nègre ; Convoi funèbre d'un fils de roi Nègre ...

Illustrations showing men and women carrying palanquin with the body of a black woman inside church for burial and the funeral procession for the son of a black king. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique... more

Ladies whipping girls

Ladies whipping girls

A white woman whipping a slave girl. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 109. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.
Mariage de nègres d'une maison riche ; Convoi funèbre de nègrillons / J.B. Debret et la Vtesse. de Portes, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, srs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Mariage de nègres d'une maison riche ; Convoi funèbre de nègrillons / ...

Illustrations showing the wedding ceremony of a wealthy black couple and a funeral procession for two black children, with one body being carried in a sedan chair, the other carried by a man. Illus. in: Voyage ... more

Pauvre famille dans sa maison ; Menuisier allant s'installer, transport de feuilles d'aloès / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Pauvre famille dans sa maison ; Menuisier allant s'installer, transpor...

Illustrations showing poor family at home; black carpenter carrying tools to his shop and man carrying bundle of aloe leaves on his head. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu... more

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Portrait of a West African prince known as Ibrahima, Prince of Slaves, and Abdu-l-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori. He was captured as a war prisoner and became a slave in the United States for 40 years. He was freed in... more

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par un temps de pluie ; Transport de tuiles / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par ...

Illustrations showing black fugitives wearing iron collars as punishment, two blacks wearing rain garments, and two slaves carrying tiles on their heads. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, d... more

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. d...

Illustration showing faces of black women slaves from various tribes reflecting different styles of dress and adornment. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 ... / pa... more

Intérieur d'une cabane de Caloches (Ile de Sitkha, Côte N.O. de l'Amérique) / dessiné d'après nat: par A. Postels ; lith. de Thierry frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Intérieur d'une cabane de Caloches (Ile de Sitkha, Côte N.O. de l'Amér...

Interior view of lodge or cabin with Natives gathered around fire. Illus. in: Voyage autour de monde, exécuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l'empereur Nicolas 1er, sur la corvette le Séniavine, dans les années 1826, ... more

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African character and wrongs

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African...

An abolitionist print, asserting the nobility of the African peoples and deploring their inhumane treatment under the slave trade. There are two vignettes: "Treatment of the Africans" (top) showing African nati... more

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith...

Music cover with eight vignettes of caricatures of blacks. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1436.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Music cover showing man wearing top hat and coat with tails, holding monocle and walking stick.

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more

St. Crispin's celebrated vegetable paste blacking

St. Crispin's celebrated vegetable paste blacking

Print shows six circular labels, possibly intended for the top of a round container of blacking paste, showing a man shielding his eyes as he reaches for a boot, freshly blacked with "St. Crispin's celebrated v... more

[The battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17th 1775] / [painted by J. Trumbull ; on stone by A. Hoffy]

[The battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17th 1775] / [painted by J. Trumbul...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Slavery abolished by the laws of nature!!! Negroes not of the same species with white men!!! The mulatto race will soon cease to exist!! [Regarding course of lectures in aid of the abolition of slavery in the United States to be given by Robert

Slavery abolished by the laws of nature!!! Negroes not of the same spe...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 155, Folder 24.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelham / Fleetwood lith.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelha...

Music cover showing boy dancing in dilapidated room, with kettle in fireplace.

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, the 30th of Sepember, five Negro slaves

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, th...

Reward offered by Wm. Russell for apprehension of the slaves, St. Louis, 1 Oct. 1847. Reference copy may be in LOT 4422-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI;... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona. Sturges Esqr.] / Wm. S. Mount 1836.

[Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Jona....

Print shows workmen resting in the shade of a tree, one man is sharpening a tool, an African American man reclining on a stack of hay, a young boy is leaning over the stack, tickling the man's ear with a piece ... more

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arranged in a rosy manner for the flute by Alex'r Kyle

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arra...

Music cover showing African American with flute. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by T. Sinclair Lith., Phila. Drawn by W.... more

Colored individuals along the road side

Colored individuals along the road side

Drawing shows an African American slave woman leaning against a split rail fence along with three children. She says, "Oh I so glad you come, 'massa says he wish you were in da bottom of the sea--but you ain't ... more

Common mode of whipping with the paddle

Common mode of whipping with the paddle

Man whipping slave as two other men and a child watch. Illus. in: Trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida, for aiding slaves to escape from bondage. Boston : Pub. at the Anti-slavery of... more

Christian union / T. Sinclair's lith., Phil.

Christian union / T. Sinclair's lith., Phil.

Print shows nine men of different Christian denominations gathered around bible; lion and lamb in foreground, Native American man and African American man in background.

Wake up there! What'r ye "bout? O.K

Wake up there! What'r ye "bout? O.K

Print shows two men on horseback, the African American man appears to be having trouble with his horse. 163 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Printed... more

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applause by William Whitlock at the principal theatres in the United States

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applau...

Music cover showing two men on stage, one dancing and one playing banjo.

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Music cover showing two boys seated on bench, with one of them playing a flute, and the other holding book of music.

The Liberty Almanac for 1847: [page with slave trade news (no illus.)]

The Liberty Almanac for 1847: [page with slave trade news (no illus.)]

Reference copy may be in LOT 4422A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: African American hist. Slavery; Almanacs; African American hist. Emancipation; Shelf.

Jim Crow Jubilee

Jim Crow Jubilee

Sheet music cover illustration with caricatures of ragged African American musicians and dancers. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Co... more

The fox hunt

The fox hunt

Again Van Buren's flirtation with radical interests is portrayed as his downfall. As in "The Modern Colossus" (no. 1848-56) antislavery activist Abby Folsom (here "Abby Fulsome") is prominently featured. Here s... more

The Sabbath among slaves

The Sabbath among slaves

Illustration showing Afro-American dancing, playing banjo, and resting. Illus. in: Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb, an American slave, New York, 1849, p. 38. Published in: The African-America... more

The negro woman's appeal to her white sisters ... Richard Barrett, printer, Mark Lane. [London, 185-?].

The negro woman's appeal to her white sisters ... Richard Barrett, pri...

Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 65, Folder 8.

[Minister wearing spectacles]

[Minister wearing spectacles]

Case: variant of Rinhart 114. Sitter's eyeglasses are gilt. Hidden witness : African-American images from the birth of photography to the Civil War / Jackie Napoleon Wilson. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.... more

Daniel Carroll of Duddington's family on porch of house, F and 2nd Streets, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Daniel Carroll of Duddington's family on porch of house, F and 2nd Str...

Photograph shows members of the family of Daniel Carroll (1764-1849) with African American man, seated and standing on the porch of Duddington house, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Caption from another copy of ... more

[Poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway slave Stephen.]

[Poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway sla...

Negative Photostat.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 1, Folder 12.

Buckingham Hall

Buckingham Hall

Book title page and frontispiece showing large plantation house. Illus. in: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" contrasted with Buckingham Hall, the planter's home, or a fair view of both sides of the slavery question, by Robe... more

Quartette from the new opera of the "Whig celebration at Lundy's Lane." Tune "Will you come to the bower"

Quartette from the new opera of the "Whig celebration at Lundy's Lane....

Winfield Scott's controversial performance as commander in the War of 1812 battle at Lundy's Lane turned to account by the artist in this parody of the general's candidacy in 1852. The battle of Lundy's Lane ag... more

[Title page of book showing Afro-American woman with bucket on head and children playing before slave cabin]

[Title page of book showing Afro-American woman with bucket on head an...

Illus. in: Aunt Phillis's cabin; or southern life as it is, by Mrs. Mary H. Eastman. Philadelphia, 1852. Published in: The African-American mosaic, a Library of Congress resource guide for the study of black hi... more

Pilgrims of the Rhine-O!

Pilgrims of the Rhine-O!

Whig presidential candidate Winfield Scott and his party pursue an abolitionist course leading toward Salt River and political doom. New York senator and antislavery advocate William Seward appears as a poodle ... more

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

A comic scene ridiculing the Tammany Democrats of New York City. Tammany headquarters, known as the "Wigwam," here erupts in a drunken fracas over the Democratic platform for the presidential race of 1852. The ... more

White seaman and cold. [e.g. colored] man on board steamboat on Potomac, Washington to Aquia Creek Virginia

White seaman and cold. [e.g. colored] man on board steamboat on Potoma...

Sketch shows side-view portraits of a white seaman and an African American man aboard the steamboat that Wallis took from Washington, DC to Aquia Creek, Virginia. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Fore... more

$100 reward! Ranaway on the 27th of September last, from the farm of the Hon. Jeremiah Morton, to whom he was hired, in the county of Orange, near Racc on Ford, my negro man Osborne! ... Robert O. Grayson. Stevensburg, Culpeper Co., Va.,

$100 reward! Ranaway on the 27th of September last, from the farm of t...

Positive Photostat.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 18... more

[African American man, possibly named "Small", full length studio portrait, well-dressed, standing, facing front with left hand resting on the back of a chair] / photographed by B.F. Reimer, No. 624 Arch Street, Philada.

[African American man, possibly named "Small", full length studio port...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink and pencil on verso: Small. On verso: No. 13185. Purchase; Marian Carson; 2001; (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

Japanese Tommy

Japanese Tommy

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward. Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Japanese Tommy

Japanese Tommy

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward.

Japanese Tommy

Japanese Tommy

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward.

$200 reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, living near Queen Anne, Prince George's country, Md., on the 17th of November, 1855, negro man Bill Brown ... Wm. W. Elliot. Nov. 28, 1855.

$200 reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, living near Queen Anne, Prin...

Newspaper clipping.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 121, Folder 19a.

[African American woman holding a white child]

[African American woman holding a white child]

Rinhart, no. 119. Modern handwritten note in case: Slave nanny/white child image came from an estate sale somewhere in the flat lands delta area of Arkansas. Likely from one of the following Arkansas towns: Hel... more

Japanese Tommy

Japanese Tommy

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward. Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

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