Broadside for a New Orleans auction of 18 enslaved persons from Alabama

Image for Broadside for a New Orleans auction of 18 enslaved persons from Alabama
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Vignie, Norbert
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
18 11/16 × 8 11/16 in. (47.5 × 22 cm)
Type
broadsides
Place used
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1858
Description
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
Dan, 23, cooper
Lewis, 35, general labor
Firman, 40, laborer
Mary, 27, house servant
Jim, 26, general labor
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Children
Domestic life
Domestic slave trade
Families
Finance
Labor
Men
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.155.305
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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