A Slave Auction at the South

Description

This image shows enslaved people being sold to white onlookers. According to the source, this sketch was drawn by Mr. Davis, "who witnessed the scene shown in this drawing." Accompanying Davis was W. H. Russell, a correspondent for the London Times who gave a detailed description of the slave auctions he viewed while traveling through the South. The location is not identified in the article, but it was sent from Montgomery, Alabama (see vol. 5, p. 447).

Source

Harper's Weekly (July 13, 1861), vol. 5, p. 442.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

H024

Spatial Coverage

North America--Alabama

Citation

"A Slave Auction at the South", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1912
This image shows enslaved people being sold to white onlookers. According to the source, this sketch was drawn by Mr. Davis, "who witnessed the scene shown in this drawing." Accompanying Davis was W. H. Russell, a correspondent for the London Times who gave a detailed description of the slave auctions he viewed while traveling through the South. The location is not identified in the article, but it was sent from Montgomery, Alabama (see vol. 5, p. 447).
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