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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.

Item from Catalog 323 (released for October, 2022)...

Item from Catalog 324 - released for November, 2022...

Category: The Civil War