12 June 2010

Unearthing History ~ Black American Slave Children

According to this story from AP these documents recently were discovered at an estate sale in Charlotte, North Carolina. At top is a bill of sale, dated January 1854, for a slave ("a certain negro") named "John." At bottom is a picture, thought to have been made by Matthew Brady, of two young boys and thought to be of that same John and another slave boy. A collector from NYC paid $50K for the pair of artifacts.

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