The Daily Picayune

Published by
The Daily Picayune, American, 1837 - 1914
Date
July 10, 1856
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21 1/8 × 32 1/4 in. (53.7 × 81.9 cm)
Description
This newspaper is the July 10, 1856, edition of The Daily Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana. The newspaper includes advertisements for purchasing ready made clothing, including clothing for enslaved people. There are numerous advertisements offering rewards for the capture of enslaved men and women who have escaped, particularly numerous on the fourth page, but also listed elsewhere in the advertisements. The rewards range from ten dollars to two hundred dollars. Each of the notices are marked with a small illustrated figure of a male or female runaway slave caricature. There are also advertisements for the hiring of enslaved persons.
Place printed
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
newspapers
Topic
Advertising
American South
Business
Clothing and dress
Fugitive enslaved
Labor
Resistance
Self-liberation
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.174.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c50d4aca-83e8-4024-a9b7-cb441641792f
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