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Dying Slave

Dying Slave

After an original by Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)

The Slave Market (Le Marché d'esclaves)

The Slave Market (Le Marché d'esclaves)

Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)

A slave holds a camel by the bridle, from 'Several heads in the Persian style' (Plusieurs têtes coiffées à la persienne)

A slave holds a camel by the bridle, from 'Several heads in the Persia...

Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A slave holds a camel by the bridle, from 'Several heads in the Persian style' (Plusieurs têtes coiffées à la persienne)

A slave holds a camel by the bridle, from 'Several heads in the Persia...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Moorish horseman in profile facing right, a black slave holding a fur at right, another horseman to left in the background, from 'Figures on Horseback' (Cavaliers nègres, polonais et hongrois)

Moorish horseman in profile facing right, a black slave holding a fur ...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

The Slave Merchant

The Slave Merchant

Claude Augustin Duflos le Jeune (French, Paris 1700–1786 Paris)

[Slave factories, or compounds, maintained by traders from four European nations on the Gulf of Guinea in what is now Nigeria] / N. Parr, sculp.

[Slave factories, or compounds, maintained by traders from four Europe...

Illus. in: A New and general collection of voyages / Thomas Astley. London, 1746, vol. 3, p. 64.

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

Illustration shows the reversal of roles for slaves and slave masters, with former slaves now in the role of the slave master. No known restrictions on publication. Forms part of British Cartoon Prints Collect... More

A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America.

A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers between La...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: London. In upper right corner: Gent. Mag. March 1790. Pt. I, p. 197. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and smaller houses, outbuildings, and perhaps a slave cabin]

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and...

Title devised by Library staff. Preliminary sketch on verso. Includes puncture holes around the edges where paper was fastened to a board. Watermark with a large fleur de lis with W. Philadelphia Print Shop Inv... More

Slave market at Rio Janeiro [sic] / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by Edwd. Finden.

Slave market at Rio Janeiro [sic] / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by...

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, pl. 23.

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

United States' slave trade, 1830

United States' slave trade, 1830

Page of text describing an engraving that shows Black people in chains and shackles with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

United States slave trade, 1830

United States slave trade, 1830

An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from... More

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Child, Boston African American National Historic Site, 1833.

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia...

In the preface of her book, Lydia Marie Child says, "Reader, I beseech you not to throw down this volume as soon as you have glanced at the title." Written in 1833, Child not only called for the immediate emanc... More

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Child, Boston African American National Historic Site, 1833.

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia...

In the preface of her book, Lydia Marie Child says, "Reader, I beseech you not to throw down this volume as soon as you have glanced at the title." Written in 1833, Child not only called for the immediate emanc... More

To the Honorable Senate and the House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The undersigned, citizens of Massachusetts, respectfully represent that they have reason to believe that the foreign slave trade is now carried on to

To the Honorable Senate and the House of representatives of the Common...

On verso: Petition to Legislature of Mass Foreign Slave Trade. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collecti... More

map from "Travels in the West. Cuba: with notices of Porto Rico, and the slave trade"

map from "Travels in the West. Cuba: with notices of Porto Rico, and t...

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "Travels in the West. Cuba: with notices of Porto Rico, and the slave trade". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by ... More

Dalmany (Slave Belonging to Mr. Dalman)

Dalmany (Slave Belonging to Mr. Dalman)

Auguste Edouart (French, 1789–1861)

Slave Belonging to Mrs. Oyley

Slave Belonging to Mrs. Oyley

Auguste Edouart (French, 1789–1861)

map from "Excursion through the Slave States, from Washington to the frontier of Mexico, with sketches of popular manners, and geological notices"

map from "Excursion through the Slave States, from Washington to the f...

This image has been taken from scan 000039 from "Excursion through the Slave States, from Washington to the frontier of Mexico, with sketches of popular manners, and geological notices". The title and subject t... More

Dalmany
In the slave market of Cairo / David Roberts, R.A.

In the slave market of Cairo / 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. 3, p. 27.

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.

[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 Fugitive slave law. [Hartford, Ct.? : s.n., 185-?]

The Fugitive slave law. [Hartford, Ct.? : s.n., 185-?]

Text of the law.; Includes "Synopsis of the law," critical of the legislation, signed by S.M. Africanus, Hartford, Ct., and poem in three parts.; Fugitive slaves--United States.; Slavery--United States.; Afric... More

Things to be remembered. Remember that the Whig administration of Millard Fillmore enacted the Fugitive Slave bill, in violation of the constitution and all the legal safeguards of personal liberty ... Remember to see, that your name is on the v

Things to be remembered. Remember that the Whig administration of Mill...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 60, Folder 29. Copy scanned: 1

Greek Slave
[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.

Read, ponder, and reflect. Astounding disclosure! A voice of warning to the people of the South. General Scott proved by one of his own supporters (an abolitionist) to be in favor of the repeal of the fugitive slave law, and that he will if elec

Read, ponder, and reflect. Astounding disclosure! A voice of warning t...

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 40.

[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

[Title page of Boston slave riot, and trial of Anthony Burns with half-length portrait of Anthony Burns]

[Title page of Boston slave riot, and trial of Anthony Burns with half...

Illus. in: Boston slave riot, and trial of Anthony Burns. Boston : Fetridge and company, 1854, title page. Published in: Slavery in the courtroom : an annotated bibliography of American cases / Paul Finkelman. ... More

The man is not bought! He is still in the slave pen in the Court House! The kidnapper agreed, both publicly and in writing, to sell him for $1200. The sum was raised by eminent Boston citizens and offered him. He then claimed more. The ba

The man is not bought! He is still in the slave pen in the Court House...

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 61, Folder 42.

map from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected during a three years residence"

map from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, compri...

This image has been taken from scan 000022 from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected ... More

map from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected during a three years residence"

map from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, compri...

This image has been taken from scan 000023 from "The West Indies, before and since Slave Emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected ... More

The man is not bought! He is still in the slave pen in the Court House. The kidnapper agreed, both publicly and in writing, to sell him for $1200. The sum was raised by eminent Boston citizens, and offered him. He then claimed more. The b

The man is not bought! He is still in the slave pen in the Court House...

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 61, Folder 43.

Boston, May 27, 1854. To the yeomanry of New England. Countrymen and brothers: The vigilance committee of Boston inform you that the mock trial of the poor fugitive slave has been postponed to Monday next, at 11 o'clock A. M ... Come, then, by t

Boston, May 27, 1854. To the yeomanry of New England. Countrymen and b...

Fugitive slave law. 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 61, Folder 30.

map from "Tableau de l'Europe Orientale, ou Recherches historiques et statistiques sur les Peuples d'origine Slave, Magyare et Roumaine ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'un appendice contenant les derniers documents sur la Question d'Orient; avec une carte coloriée, comprenant le Théatre de la guerre actuelle, etc"

map from "Tableau de l'Europe Orientale, ou Recherches historiques et ...

This image has been taken from scan 000387 from "Tableau de l'Europe Orientale, ou Recherches historiques et statistiques sur les Peuples d'origine Slave, Magyare et Roumaine ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée d... 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

Slave sale, Charleston, S.C.

Slave sale, Charleston, S.C.

From a sketch by Eyre Crowe. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1856 Nov. 29. Reference copy may be in LOT 4422A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: S.C.; A... More

Reynolds's political map of the United States, designed to exhibit the comparative area of the free and slave states and the territory open to slavery or freedom by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise.

Reynolds's political map of the United States, designed to exhibit the...

Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes statistics from the 1850 census and ill.

Important discussion on slavery. There will be a discussion at Chapman Hall, on Wednesday Eve., Dec. 15 [1858] on the following question: Is the American slave better off in his present condition than he would be by a speedy emancipation. Betwee

Important discussion on slavery. There will be a discussion at Chapman...

Slavery.; O'Reilly, Charles D.; Wright, John F. 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 63... More

Runaway reward poster

Runaway reward poster

November 16, 1858

Slave pen, Alexandria, VA. (Civil War time)

Slave pen, Alexandria, VA. (Civil War time)

Address: 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

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

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

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population from the census of 1860 /

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population fro...

"Sold for the benefit of the sick and wounded of the U.S. Army." Includes population table based on census of 1860 by county. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va.

Exterior, African American woman standing in foreground. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia. Stereo, The War for the Union. Photographic History (no. 2300). LC-B811-2300 (half). This record contains ... More

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va.

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va.

Interior. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia. Full stereo, The War for the Union. Photographic History (No. 2298). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: V... More

map from "Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom. A traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American Slave States. Based upon three former volumes of Journeys and Investigations by the same author"

map from "Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom. A traveller...

This image has been taken from scan 000413 from volume 02 of "Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom. A traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American Slave States. Based upon three for... More

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population from the census of 1860 /

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population fro...

West Virginia shown as Kanawha. "Washington, June 13th, 1861." "Entered according to Act of Congress, A.D. 1861 by Henry S. Graham, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Columbia." "Sold for the benefit of t... More

Civil War in America : Read's grand panoramic view of the free and confederated slave States of America : showing all the important cities, forts, harbours, rivers, railways &c. : from the Gulf of Mexico to the British North American possessions /

Civil War in America : Read's grand panoramic view of the free and con...

Relief shown by shading and landform drawings. Includes text, notes, and population information. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: darkened, minor los... 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

[Freed slave children with their teachers]

[Freed slave children with their teachers]

Title from inventory. Stereoview shows a group of African American children of all ages posed in front of their schoolhouse in Beaufort, South Carolina. The Caucasian women standing behind them on the steps of... More

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia

Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s)

The despotism at Richmond. The Confederate loan in England. The slave power and its supporters. [From the London Daily News, March 20.] [1862].

The despotism at Richmond. The Confederate loan in England. The slave ...

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 69, Folder 43.

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

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