This cooking pot hook came from a slave cabin that once stood on the Brock Plantation in the Princess Anne (Pungo/Backbay) area of Virginia Beach.
A wrought iron cooking pot hook. The artifact has a large hook on one end with a smaller hook facing the opposite direction on the other end. The hook has nine holes along its length. The artifact has a pitted surface with spots of corrosion.
A wrought iron cooking pot hook. The artifact has eight holes along its length and a large hook on one end. The other end is bent and flattened with a hole at the end. Another hooked piece of metal runs through this hole allowing the pot hook’s length to be adjusted using the eight holes in the larger piece of metal. The artifact has a pitted surface with spots of corrosion.
A single-sheet broadside with bold serif font typeface advertising an auction for the sale of eighteen slaves. It consists of black printed text on white paper. The top of the broadside reads "SLAVES! / Long Credit Sale / of / Plantation Hands / from Alabama, without reserve.” The broadside lists the sale location as the St. Louis Hotel and date the sale is to take place as March 25, 1858. It then lists the names, ages and skills of the people being sold. A disclaimer in the middle of the broadside reads “All of the above Slaves are from the State of Alabama, and sold under / a full guarantee, except the defects above stated. The bottom portion of the broadside lists additional enslaved people being sold at this auction. At the bottom of the broadside an additional disclaimer and terms of sale are listed.
The enslaved persons to be auctioned are listed as follows:
Absalom, 28, plantation hand
Ned, 43, plantation hand
Tom, about 46, plantation hand
Bill, 23, plantation hand
Frank, 25, plantation hand
Alfred, 35, plantation hand
Polly, 23, cook, washer and ironer
George, 23, plantation hand and carriage driver; to be sold with his wife Martha, 30 and their four children, Ned, 7, Nancy 6, Horace, 4, and Mary, 1
This newspaper is the July 10, 1856, edition of The Daily Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana. The newspaper includes advertisements for purchasing ready made clothing, including clothing for enslaved people. There are numerous advertisements offering rewards for the capture of enslaved men and women who have escaped, particularly numerous on the fourth page, but also listed elsewhere in the advertisements. The rewards range from ten dollars to two hundred dollars. Each of the notices are marked with a small illustrated figure of a male or female runaway slave caricature. There are also advertisements for the hiring of enslaved persons.