Shackles Used on Slave Ship, 1845
The article accompanying this illustration reports that these shackles were recovered by divers from a U.S. steamer, the Missouri, which had sunk from fire at Gibraltar. The incident had been reported in the Times of London which wrote that the divers had daily recovered in cartloads . . . slave shackles, of every strength and size, for men and women, old and young . . . . They are such as are used in the slave trade.
The Illustrated London News (Sept. 27, 1845), vol. 7, p. 202.
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