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Illustrated London News, May 29, 1836

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1836

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This illustrated newspaper shows an illustration of a typical slave sale in Charleston, SC during the 1830s. The buyers are examining and purchasing the slaves on display, including a mother and child in the right foreground; Another two children are shown under a horse in the left foreground. Ships can be seen in the background of the image, indicating the proximity of sale to the harbor, in what appears to be a public square.

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  • Title: Illustrated London News, May 29, 1836
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1836
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina
  • Subject Keywords: African Americans--Pictorial works., Slavery--United States., Periodical illustrations--1830-1840., Slave traders
  • Rights: All rights reserved by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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