This is a rectangular advertisement card with black type for a slave dealer.
Obverse: Along the top margin the card reads, "GREAT/ NEGRO MART, / No. 87, ADAMS STREET, / MEMPHIS, --- TENN. / The undersigned would announce to the community at large, that they will keep/constantly on hand a/ GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF NEGROES/ AT PRIVATE SALE AND AT AUCTION. / They will also receive on commission (to Board or for Sale) any Negroes consigned/to their care. / All sales warranted as represented. / HILL, WARE & CHRISP."
Reverse: The card is inscribed on the back. In handwritten black ink are the words "Shard [?] G. Jones/ send me a vile of / fine branday (sic)/ Hillman Chrisp." Below in the bottom left corner is the name "R. Griffith" handwritten apparently in pencil.