A bill of sale for [a lass named Chloe]. Chloe was sold by Z.B. Oakes to Elias N. Ball on October 25, 1862 for thirteen hundred dollars. The bill of sale is [Printed and sold by Walker, Evans & Co., Charleston, S.C.] as stated in the top right corner. The document is comprised of printed sections with blanks left for handwritten responses. The document is signed on the bottom by a witness, [William Whaley] and by [Z.B. Oakes]. The back of the document has handwriting on one panel in the middle. Between two printed lines is, [Z. B. Oakes / to / Bill of Sale / of / Chloe / Elias N. Ball]. Underneath written in a different hand in darker ink states, [I transfer this Bill of / Sale to my wife Annie / R. Ball. / Elias N Ball / Witness / Augustin L. Taveau]. The document has four distinct horizontal crease lines showing it has been folded in fourths. It also has a few different central vertical crease lines showing it has been folded in half multiple times. The paper is torn on the right side and the bottom. There are multiple tears along the left upper edge of the document.
A large, pre-printed bill of sale with handwritten text on both sides. It describes the mortgage of four enslaved persons by George Lynes. The enslaved persons are identified as “S Bella, L Sally, Ben, and L Anthony.” The document states that Lynes delivered the enslaved persons to the Master of Equity, James W. Gray, against the price of $660. It is dated March 6, 1844. It was sealed and delivered in the presence of Robert W. Roper and Stephen F. Clarke. The back is covered in various handwritings which records the witnessing of the mortgage and its entry into the record books in April 1844.
A reddish brown stereograph photograph of a butcher shop scene. In the image, two men stand in front of a display of meat that appears to be staged in a photography studio. The man on the left is wearing khakis, a coat, and a hat with an up-turned rear brim. He is holding a wicker basket to the man in front of him. The man standing in the center of the image is dressed in white pants, a long-sleeved white shirt covered, white apron and a white hat. He is reaching out for the basket with one hand. In the background is a shelf with three rafters that feature two sets of ribs, an upended chicken, a flank, a leg, a hen, and a trussed package. At the far right of the photograph stand two butcher’s blocks. Printed in black text on the card on the left side is “F. A. NOWELL, / No. 263 KING STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C.” Printed in black text on the right side of the card is “Charleston & Vicinity.” Listed on the back of the card are “Catalogue of Views of Charleston and Vicinity,” with titles listed from #1-70. "No. 25. Market Scene" is underlined lightly in graphite.