Wrought iron slave collar with a three inch locking device and a three inch key. The collar is made up of two pieces of iron attached with a hinged, chain link back. Each end of the collar has an eyelet that can overlap and the lock can be inserted in to. The lock has a cylinder locking mechanism and a curved shackle hinged on one side. The key has an eyelet on one end and a shoulder in the middle of the shaft. The teeth of the key are threaded like a screw.
This bloodstained map depicting the Mississippi River Basin was owned by David Starr Hoyt, an abolitionist murdered by pro-slavery forces near Lawrence, Kansas, in August 1856.
A bloodstained map, black ink on white paper, depicting the Mississippi River Basin, an area that includes contemporary Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. The map was reportedly owned by David Hoyt, an abolitionist who died supporting the cause.
A reddish brown clay rectangular brick formerly used on the chimney of a house. The brick has several deep fissures and long cracks. There are large chunks missing, including at two different corners and in several places along one of the long side edges.
A page from the New York Daily Tribune reporting on the violence occuring in the Kansas territory. Highlights have been noted by someone with red pen. Included in the reporting is the death of David Hoyt.
White ceramic plate with raised floral design around rim; decorated with text and image (possibly a transfer image) relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin. The text reads, "PAY AWAY TILL HE GIVES UP! GIVE IT HIM; GIVE IT HIM! UNCLE TOM WHIPPED TO DEATH." The image shows two black men beating a half-clothed black man while a well-dressed white man watches. Reverse: "G" "G"
A rare broadside supplement to the Cincinnati Gazette, "Patience on a Monument," shows a freed slave sitting atop a monument that lists evils perpetrated against blacks. A dead woman and children lie at the bottom of the monument, while violence and fires rage in the background.
This document is from a collection of financial papers related to the plantation operations of several generations of the Rouzee Family in Essex County, Virginia. The papers date from the 1790s through 1860.
This handwritten one page, double-sided document is a business letter written to a Mrs. Wintonne. It appears to pertain to the procurement of whips, a bonnet and other personal affects from Baltimore. It appears that the writer was the agent in charge of obtaining these items. In the letter the writer explains that certain things were unable to be purchased, chiefly the bonnet. The letter is signed by the writer, but is illegible. On the back of the letter is a list of names with numbers after them denoting yards of cloth to be purchased for clothing each person.
This oil painting depicts a black man and woman beset by three mastiff dogs in a marshy landscape. On the right side of the painting are two human figures who face left across the painting to the dogs.The man stands in a half-crouch between the dogs and the woman, wielding a hatchet in his upraised right hand. Dangling from his clenched left wrist is a pair of manacles, with one cuff broken open. He wears a pair of faintly patterned brown trousers to mid-thigh, and has a red sash around his waist. His body has numerous scars and a round brand or tattoo on his left shoulder. The woman is half-crouched behind him knees bent, both arms raised to shoulder height, palms faced outward as she peers over the man's shoulder. She wears a sleeveless, loosely draped soiled white top, and a brown striped skirt tucked above her knees. Her hair is drawn back and she has small hoop earrings. The dogs are on the left side of the painting, with one of the dogs lying wounded between the two groups of figures. The scene takes place in an area of trampled tall grass with grey water in the background and a livid red horizon. In the bottom right corner there is a striped snake twining up a mossy dead log.