Broadside for a reward for fugitive slaves George, Jefferson, Esther, and Amanda

Image for Broadside for a reward for fugitive slaves George, Jefferson, Esther, and Amanda
Created by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm)
Type
broadsides
Place depicted
Germantown, Mason County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 20, 1840
Description
Text reads in part: "$1000 REWARD! Ran Away from the subscribers, on the night of the 5th inst. a NEGRO MAN named George, aged 22 or 23 years, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height--color, a dark black, a long or double head, had a variety of clothing, among which may be found a green frock cloth coat, with a black velvet collar, a low-crowned white silk hat. One negro BOY, aged 25 or twenty-six years . . . named Jefferson - - - he is a dark molatto [sic] . . . One negro girl, named ESTHER, . . . (nicknamed Puss) . . .a girl named AMANDA . . . " Posted by "Anderson Doniphan, Joseph Frazee, John D. Morford"; "Germantown, Mason Co. KY. 20th January 1840"
Topic
African American
Advertising
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2011.51.17
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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