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Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive
Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive

Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive

Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah) Neo-Babylonian

Cuneiform tablet impressed with three cylinder seals: record of slave sale

Cuneiform tablet impressed with three cylinder seals: record of slave ...

Mesopotamia, probably from Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba) Old Babylonian

Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive
Cuneiform tablet: slave hire contract, Egibi archive
Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive
Cuneiform tablet: proxy contract for the purchase of a slave, Egibi archive

Cuneiform tablet: proxy contract for the purchase of a slave, Egibi ar...

Mesopotamia, Babylon (modern Hillah) Neo-Babylonian

Marble statuette of a slave boy with a lantern
Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive

Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive

Mesopotamia, Babylon (modern Hillah) Neo-Babylonian

Cuneiform tablet impressed with three cylinder seals: record of slave sale
Cuneiform tablet: slave sale, Egibi archive
Cuneiform tablet: proxy contract for the purchase of a slave, Egibi archive
Marble statuette of a slave boy with a lantern
Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Miniature of the slave of Marcus Antonius being tortured in order to obtain evidence against his master; he does not submit. Image taken from f. 70v of Les Fais et les Dis des Romains et de autres gens (index M... More

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Miniature of the slave of Marcus Antonius being tortured in order to obtain evidence against his master; he does not submit. Image taken from f. 70v of Les Fais et les Dis des Romains et de autres gens (index M... More

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Miniature of the slave of Marcus Antonius being tortured in order to obtain evidence against his master; he does not submit. Image taken from f. 70v of Les Fais et les Dis des Romains et de autres gens (index M... More

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Slave being tortured from BL Harley 4375, f. 70v

Miniature of the slave of Marcus Antonius being tortured in order to obtain evidence against his master; he does not submit. Image taken from f. 70v of Les Fais et les Dis des Romains et de autres gens (index M... More

The brothers before Joseph: Judah pleads for Benjamin and offers to be retained as a slave in his stead (1st of 3)
A judge, A. Fannius and the torture of the slave Alexander
Crucifixion of the slave Alexander, with A. Fannius
While the young Servius Tullius, son of a slave, is asleep in the palace, his head catches fire, but it does not harm him
"Zulaykha Bidding for Yusuf in the Slave Market in Egypt", Folio from Yusuf and Zulaykha
Sheet with sketches and designs for two vases, three classical heads en profil and two slave figures (recto); Design for a Vase and a Nude Male Figure (verso)
Michelangelo Buonarroti - Dying Slave, 16th century

Michelangelo Buonarroti - Dying Slave, 16th century

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...

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...

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

Black slave carries a leopard pelt and holds the bridle of a horse, from 'Several heads in the Persian style' (Plusieurs têtes coiffées à la persienne)
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)

Sheet with sketches and designs for two vases, three classical heads en profil and two slave figures (recto); Design for a Vase and a Nude Male Figure (verso)
Pietro Antonio Novelli - A Seated Slave
Claude Augustin Duflos le Jeune - François Boucher - The Slave Merchant

Claude Augustin Duflos le Jeune - François Boucher - The Slave Merchan...

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.

Pietro Antonio Novelli - A Seated Slave
Revolutionary War [Request for compensation to be paid to Nathaniel Seely for his slave, Amos Seely, who was killed in the Revolutionary War, 1783. Top reads "pay-table office, July 30th, 1783..."]
Anti-Slavery Medallion, Wedgwood porcelain manufactory, England
Day book and ledger page containing a record of slave births and livestock accounts
Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master, British Cartoon Print

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master, British Cartoon P...

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.

Slave Ship La Concorde. Haiti
The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degrees, British Cartoon Print

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., British Cartoon Print

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

[Slave woman and child]

[Slave woman and child]

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

Nieuwe en naauwkeurige paskaart van de Guinee se goud tand en slave kust [Material cartográfico] : strekkende van Sierra Liones tot aan Caap Formosa, met alle deszelfs havens, dieptens, droogtens ... = nouvelle carte des côstes de Guineé, d'or, de dents et des esclaves : S'entendant depuis Rio Sierra Liones jusqu au Cap Formosa mis au Lour pour l'utilité de navigeurs

Nieuwe en naauwkeurige paskaart van de Guinee se goud tand en slave ku...

Mapa gravat amb rumbs. Xarxa hidrogràfica, arbres i muntanyes

A Senior Merchant of the Dutch East India Company, Jacob Mathieusen and his Wife. Behind them, a Slave Holds a Pajong. The Dutch East India Company ships ready to sail home, in the background is the City of Batavia.
George Morland - John Raphael Smith - Traite des Nègres (The Slave Trade)
George Morland - John Raphael Smith - Traite des Nègres (The Slave Trade)
A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]
An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809
Negroes just landed from a Slave Ship.
[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

Receipt for African American slave
State's conveyance of $500 to Edmund Bacon for slave, Maria.
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

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.

I would not have a slave to till my ground... ca. 1825

I would not have a slave to till my ground... ca. 1825

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

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.

Diorama of a slave dance
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

Medal of honour for George, a slave at the Leasowes Plantation
Schematic drawing of an English slave ship, possibly the Brookes, showing the layout of the cargo hold areas for transporting African slaves
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

Enslaved Woman, 19th century
Dalmany, 19th century
[Hiram Powers's Sculpture of the Greek Slave]
Louis Haghe - In the slave market of Cairo / David Roberts, R.A.

Louis Haghe - 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: [title page, showing freed slave with U.S. Capitol in background]
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.

Greek The Greek Slave
[Hiram Powers's Sculpture of the Greek Slave]
slave from "Por todo Marruecos. Descripción completisima del imperio ... Ilustrado, etc"

slave from "Por todo Marruecos. Descripción completisima del imperio ...

This image has been taken from scan 000393 from "Por todo Marruecos. Descripción completisima del imperio ... Ilustrado, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created b... More

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

Horse and Slave. (Electro Plate). Gueyton.
Habesh or Abyssinian slave
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

View in the East Nave (The Greek Slave, by Power [sic]; from Recollections of the Great Exhibition)
Greek Greek Slave, 19th century
Greek Slave. (Marble) Powers.
[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

Receipt for $12,500 for slave purchase. Top reads 'Received December 19th, 1854, of D.W. Goodman...'
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.

Slave traders branding an African woman at the Rio Pongo (in Guinea, West Africa). Taken from "Captain Canot, Twenty Years of an African Slaver," published 1854
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

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.

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.

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