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Slave Tag, M. Price Slave Auctions 1838

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1838

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This metal tag would have been placed on a collar, chain, or necklace around the neck of a slave up for sale at the M. Price Slave Auction in New Orleans, 1838. The tag is number 114, and the rear of the tag has the slogan "All Slaves Guaranteed in Good Health." Once a slave was sold, the tag would revert back to the auction house to be used again.

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  • Title: Slave Tag, M. Price Slave Auctions 1838
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1838
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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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