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John W. Anderson Slave Pen, window bars

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1830/1834

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, United States

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is able to date the slave pen's use as a human warehouse rather precisely, because of the addition of the iron bars on the windows and transom of the building. These bars are stamped with a maker's mark from Pittsburgh company that began identifying its iron in 1832.

Details

  • Title: John W. Anderson Slave Pen, window bars
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1830/1834
  • Location: Germantown, Kentucky
  • Subject Keywords: Slavery--Economic aspects--United States., Slave traders, Slave-trade--Southern States.
  • Rights: All rights reserved by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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