Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23

  • Image for Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23
  • Image for Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23
  • Image for Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23
  • Image for Charleston slave badge from 1850 for Mechanic No. 23
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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
copper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/16 x 2 in. (5.2 x 5.1 cm)
Type
badges
Place made
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1850
Description
A flat diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners and a hole at the top for suspension. Die stamped: "Charleston / 23 / Mechanic / 1850."
Topic
African American
Labor
Slavery
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.4
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture