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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

Femmes d' Afrique, en differens Habits. 1. Femmes de qualite, 2. femmes du commun, 3. esclaves J.N. Tardieu filius sculp

Femmes d' Afrique, en differens Habits. 1. Femmes de qualite, 2. femme...

Print shows three groups of African women wearing the dress of upper class and lower class women, and a female slave with two children. Title from item. Printed at bottom right: T. IV. No. XXIV. Trimmed to with... 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

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. ...

Positive Photostat. 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 143, Folder 14.

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Agai...

Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of the...

A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket ... 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

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

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

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enclose you an act passed the 9th day of July last, entitled, "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United S

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enc...

The name of Robert Geer, name and number of the district, filled in in manuscript.; Not in Evans. Page Order: Folder Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page image... More

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of cuts from the specimen-book of a single- type-foundry in this city. Most of the pictures are current at the South, and are even put by masters into the hands of the slaves ..

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of...

Anti-slavery.; 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 133, Folder 29.

[Slaves exposed for sale]

[Slaves exposed for sale]

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Slaves.

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

Illus. in: The penitential tyrant / Thomas Branagan. New-York: Printed by Samuel Wood, no. 362, Pearl-street, 1807. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

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 tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republican advises, O. all act like me, keep liberty, which every free man prizes, O, The Tories say they'll bring us down, and make us slaves forever, O. Because we did this glorious

A tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republica...

Imprint 2. 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 113, Folder 32. Copy... 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

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

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth covered sedan chair on shoulders with woman inside, with surrounding text]

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth cov...

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, Orme, Brown, and Green and J. Murray, 1824, p. 133. Possib... 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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.
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

Cash! All persons that have slaves to dispose of, will do well by giving me a call, as I will give the highest price for men, women, & children. Any person that wishes to sell, will call at Hill's tavern, or at Shannon Hill for me, and any infor

Cash! All persons that have slaves to dispose of, will do well by givi...

Slaves- Sale. 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 27.

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 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

[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

The slave market, Constantinople

The slave market, Constantinople

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Lewis, C. C., etcher. G... More

$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

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

Abyssinian slaves resting at Korti Nubia / David Roberts, R.A.

Abyssinian slaves resting at Korti Nubia / David Roberts, R.A.

Illus. in: Egypt & Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1846-1849, v. 1, pt. 27.

[Title page and frontispiece showing slave on top of mountain, with his hands raised to paper labelled "libertas justitia" which appears in sky] / Childs.

[Title page and frontispiece showing slave on top of mountain, with hi...

Illus. in: Walker's appeal, with a brief sketch of his life / by David Walker. New York : Printed by J.H. Tobitt, 1848, title page and frontispiece.

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

Colton's new map of Missouri : compiled from the U.S. Surveys and other authentic sources

Colton's new map of Missouri : compiled from the U.S. Surveys and othe...

Map shows Missouri with county borders and also parts of Nebraska and Indian Territory, colored by counties; shows towns, roads, railroads, rivers, post offices, and many other details. Table shows population n... More

Trust sale at Front Royal, on Saturday the 27th of December 1851, of house and lots, slaves and household and kitchen furniture. By virtue of a deed of trust from William Cook bearing date November 19, 1851 ... Winchester, Va. Harvey Brown Cheap

Trust sale at Front Royal, on Saturday the 27th of December 1851, of h...

Auction.; On versoL 1.50 9. 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 38.

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

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

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

State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Print shows the title page to "Ballou's Pictorial" for "Saturday, December 22, 1855" showing, at top, a view of Boston Harbor with sailing ships, steamboats, a rowboat, and a view of the city of Boston in the b... More

Slave of Richard Townsend / W.H. Ingram's Photograph and Ferrotype Gallery, No. 11 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA.

Slave of Richard Townsend / W.H. Ingram's Photograph and Ferrotype Gal...

Photo shows an elderly African American man, three-quarter length portrait, wearing coat and top hat, seated, facing front, with right hand resting on the handle of a bow saw that he holds between his legs. Tit... More

Come one! Come all!

Come one! Come all!

Advertising sale of slaves by James L. Coleman, Augusta, Ga., 26 Dec. 1856.

[Stirrup Branch Plantation, Bishopville, S.C., on the 75th birthday of Capt. James Rembert, June 8, 1857 - rear view of house with slaves arranged by rank]

[Stirrup Branch Plantation, Bishopville, S.C., on the 75th birthday of...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 11334. Exhibited: "Only Skin Deep" at the International Center of Photography, New York City, N.Y., 2003-2004.

Jefferson Davis / Wm. S. Pendleton, photographer, no. 5 Chatham Square, N.Y.

Jefferson Davis / Wm. S. Pendleton, photographer, no. 5 Chatham Square...

Photograph shows a full length portrait of Jefferson Davis, holding his hat in hand. Verso image shows the slave quarters on his plantation. Title from item. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: CDV60. "Jeffer... More

Winter holydays in the Southern States. Plantation frolic on Christmas eve

Winter holydays in the Southern States. Plantation frolic on Christmas...

Illustration shows Christmas festivities on a southern plantation where enslaved African Americans dance, feast, and play music as their white owners observe. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustra... More

The undersigned again call on all interested in their cause,- the cause of freedom, so deeply important not only to the three millions of American slaves, but to the American nation ... for immediate aid, by contributions of money and materials,

The undersigned again call on all interested in their cause,- the caus...

Anti-slavery bazaar. Page Order: Leaflet 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; ... More

Picking cotton on a Georgia plantation

Picking cotton on a Georgia plantation

Negro slaves. Illus. in: Ballou's Pictorial, v. 14, 1858, p. 49. Ref. copy may be in P&P - A Pictorial History of Blackamericans - E185.H83 1973, p. 16. This record contains unverified data from caption card. C... More

Ye execution of Goff ye Neger of Mr. Hochins on ye commons lith. by G. Hayward, 171 Pearl St. N.Y. for D.T. Valentine's manual for 1860

Ye execution of Goff ye Neger of Mr. Hochins on ye commons lith. by G....

Print shows a scene on common or park grounds where a slave is being executed by hanging before a group of soldiers; on the left, a man driving a wagon passes, and in the distance are a public well and large bu... More

Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

Includes statistical figures, insets showing cotton district and British Isles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 96-8 Vault

Rather die freemen than live to be slaves - 3rd United States Colored Troops

Rather die freemen than live to be slaves - 3rd United States Colored ...

Regimental flag depicting African American soldier and Columbia holding an American flag between them. On verso: D.B. Bowser - Artist - No. 481 North 4th St. Philada. Photograph of painting by Bowser. In album:... More

Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photographed by Hubbard & Mix, Beaufort, S.C.

Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photograph...

Stereograph shows African Americans, possibly slaves, working in a cotton field. Title from item.

Slave quarters of Jefferson Davis plantation

Slave quarters of Jefferson Davis plantation

Photograph shows the slave quarters on Brierfield, the Jefferson Davis plantation. Title from inscription on item. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: CDV60. "Sent home by Elizabeth Findley Missionary to the ... More

Street and Negro quarters, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photographed by Hubbard & Mix, Beaufort, S.C.

Street and Negro quarters, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C....

Stereograph shows African Americans, possibly slaves, standing alongside dirt road lined with wooden houses. Title from item.

A slave father sold away from his family

A slave father sold away from his family

African-American slave leaving his family. Illus. in: The Child's Anti-Slavery Book..., New York, [1860], frontispiece. Ref. copy may be in SSF - NEGRO SLAVERY AUCTIONS AND TRADE 1860. This record contains unve... More

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Co. dealers in slaves)
Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

Lieut. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A.

George Armstrong Custer, seated with Lieut. Washington and his slave. No. 428.

[Civil War envelope showing fugitive slaves working as sappers and miners with General Benjamin Butler, bearing message "Contraband of war"]

[Civil War envelope showing fugitive slaves working as sappers and min...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Nancy Corss, East Smithfield, Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

[Captain George Riggs Gaither of K Company, 1st Virginia Cavalry]

[Captain George Riggs Gaither of K Company, 1st Virginia Cavalry]

Photo shows identified soldier with arm resting on book at the base of a column; a table next to him holds his cap and a dish. More information is in "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/c... More

[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F., and Silas Chandler, family slave, with Bowie knives, revolvers, pepper-box, shotgun, and canteen]

[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co....

Photograph shows identified Confederate soldier, A.M. Chandler, and identified slave, Silas Chandler, who accompanied two Chandler brothers during their military service in the Civil War. For more information, ... More

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Co. dealers in slaves)

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Co. dealers in slaves...

Address: 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Stereo filed in LOT 4161. Caption from negative sleeve: Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. File print in LOT 4161-H. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Libra... More

[Large group of slaves(?) standing in front of buildings on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina]

[Large group of slaves(?) standing in front of buildings on Smith's Pl...

Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Photograph shows slaves working in the sweet potato fields on the Hopkinson plantation. Title inscribed in ink on front of the mount. Date from similar photograph on mount at the New York Public Library. Capti... More

The war in South Carolina - view of the fortifications erected at Hilton Head The war in South Carolina - the new government buildings for "contrabands" erected at Hilton Head / / From a sketch by our special artist, Mr. W.T. Crane.

The war in South Carolina - view of the fortifications erected at Hilt...

Illustrations show (top) laborers constructing a Union fort and (bottom) African Americans, mostly women, performing tasks such as doing laundry in a camp for escaped slaves at Hilton Head Island, South Carolin... More

Drayton's negro quarters, Hilton Head, S.C.

Drayton's negro quarters, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows soldiers and slaves in front of the slave quarters on Drayton's plantation. Title from item. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113.27... More

William A. Jackson, ex-coachman of Jeff Davis

William A. Jackson, ex-coachman of Jeff Davis

Image shows William A. Jackson, Union spy and former slave and coachman of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Title from item. On print: "Yours truly Wm. A Jackso... More

Century plant 85 years old, Seabrook's Plantation

Century plant 85 years old, Seabrook's Plantation

Photograph shows two slaves working near a Century (Agave) plant near the waterfront, Seabrook's Plantation, with soldiers sitting on the dock in the background. Title from item. Title inscribed in ink on the f... More

Seabrook's negro quarters

Seabrook's negro quarters

Photograph shows an aerial view of the slave quarters at Seabrook's Plantation.

Nursery at Elliot's Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C.

Nursery at Elliot's Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves sitting in from of a building described at the "nursery". Title from item. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22. Edge loss on the upper right corner of the mount. Title is inscribed... More

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Company dealers in slaves)

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Company dealers in sl...

Address: 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Title from Civil War caption books. Caption from negative sleeve: Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. File print in LOT 4161-H. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1... More

Negro slaves 1862 Edisto Island, S.C. (plantation of James Hopkinson)

Negro slaves 1862 Edisto Island, S.C. (plantation of James Hopkinson)

Photo shows a group of African American slaves posed around a horse-drawn cart, with a building in the background, at the Cassina Point plantation of James Hopkinson on Edisto Island, South Carolina. Title from... More

Gwine to de field, Hopkinson's Plantation, Edisto Island, S.C.

Gwine to de field, Hopkinson's Plantation, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves on the Hopkinson plantation, with two boys in a cart pulled by a donkey.

Mansion of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Mansion of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph showing African American slave women and Union soldiers outside Drayton's house. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113.272). General information about the Gladstone collection is ava... More

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / negative by Wm. R. Pywell ; positive by A Gardner.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / negative by Wm. R. Pywell ; positive...

Photograph showing exterior view of Price, Birch & Co., dealers in slaves. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington... More

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves standing in fenced yard and a side view of the Hopkinson house. Title inscribed in ink on front of mount. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22; plantation workers in front of mansio... More

Slaves of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Slaves of the rebel Genl. Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph showing a group portrait of African American men and women on a plantation. Title from item. Date from Gladstone collection checklist. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113.265) No. ... More

Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C.

Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C.

Plantation slave quarters, Port Royal Island, S.C. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Original glass negative is: LC-B811-211

Live oak and palmetto tree, Elliot's Hilton Head, S.C.

Live oak and palmetto tree, Elliot's Hilton Head, S.C.

Photograph shows two trees and a few men near a cabin or slave quarters, Elliot Plantation. Title is inscribed in ink on the front of the mount. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22. Purchase; William A. G... More

Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. (Price, Birch & Company dealers in slaves)
The last clause in article 10 of the regulations and additional instructions issued from this office on the 2d day of June, 1864, is hereby so modified and changed as to permit the owners and managers of slaves, or such other persons as may be r

The last clause in article 10 of the regulations and additional instru...

Printed Ephemera -Confederate States of America. 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 2... More

Gordon as he entered our lines. Gordon under medical inspection. Gordon in his uniform as a U.S. soldier

Gordon as he entered our lines. Gordon under medical inspection. Gordo...

Gordon, a runaway slave from Mississippi, in tattered clothes; bare back showing scars; and in Union Civil War uniform. From photographs by McPherson & Oliver. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 July 4, p. 429, bottom.

Contrabands coming into camp in consequence of the proclamation / drawn by Mr. A.R. Waud.

Contrabands coming into camp in consequence of the proclamation / draw...

Illustration shows former slaves sitting in and around a wagon drawn by a mule. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7 (1863 Jan. 31), p. 68. Reference copy in LOT 4422.

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