The Choicest Pieces of her Cargo Were Sold at Auction
This auction scene accompanies an article, "The New York Slave-Traders" (p. 293-303). The date 1643 is shown on the building behind the auctioneer's block and modern publishers sometimes assume to be the date of the illustration. Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily for young people. He is credited with creating what has become the modern stereotype of pirate dress.
Harpers New Monthly Magazine (Jan. 1895), p. 299. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also Francis J. Dowd, ed., Howard Pyle's Book of the American Spirit (New York and London, 1923), facing p. 55.
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"The Choicest Pieces of her Cargo Were Sold at Auction", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 10, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1911