Slave Coffle, Near Paris, Kentucky, 1850s
Caption, The Coffle Gang; led by white on horseback and black musicians at the front. An eye-witness account of the scene depicted in this illustration is given on pp. 164-65 of this abolitionist book; the scene described is of about forty men, all chained together. . . . Behind them were about thirty women, in double rank, the couples tied hand to hand....
Anon., The Suppressed Book About Slavery! Prepared for Publication in 1857 (New York, 1864), facing p. 49. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-30798)
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