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Two slave prints from 1861...
Item # 690330
April 06, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861
* Great slave auction illustration
* Pre Civil War South - rare
Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a negro can afford it, he dresses well, sometimes quietly and in good taste..." This is followed by an article: "Slaves For Sale", which includes: "The accompanying engraving represents a gang of negroes exhibited in the city of New Orleans previous to an auction...The men & women are well clothed in their Sunday best..." and more.
Also in this issue is a full page print: "A Scene in the Hall of Representatives, Washington" with an article in the Supplement.
Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The Civil War