Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23

Created by
Unidentified
Date
1850
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
copper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/16 x 2 in. (5.2 x 5.1 cm)
Description
A flat diamond-shaped badge with clipped corners and a hole at the top for suspension. Die stamped: "Charleston / 23 / Mechanic / 1850."
Place made
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Type
badges
Topic
Labor
Skilled labor
Slave hire system
Slavery
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58feedb3a-1c32-4f73-bf2f-3831d7af8c95
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