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Rare print of a slave ship crammed with slaves...



Item # 682440

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The ftpg. has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860."
This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship plus the facing page has additional text and 4 related illustrations including those captioned: "An African" "The Only Baby Among the Africans" and "The Barracoon at Key West Where the Africans Are Confined".
Further on in the issue is a lengthy & very detailed article titled: "On Board A Slaver, By One of the Trade".
This is the only pre-Civil War issue of this title to contain a print showing slaves.
Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bit irregular at the spine margins, some ruffling to the other margins.

Category: Harper's Weekly