Brick from the chimney at Whitehead Plantation

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Created by
Unidentified Man or Men
Subject of
Turner, Nat, American, 1800 - 1831
Whitehead, Margaret, American, 1813 - 1831
Medium
clay brick
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 3/4 x 4 x 8 1/16 in. (7 x 10.2 x 20.5 cm)
Type
blocks (shaped masses)
Place collected
Southampton County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1800
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Building Arts
Resistance
Slavery
United States--History--1815-1861
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.81
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Buildings and Structures
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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