On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
Trammell, Joseph, American, 1831 - 1859
Date
1852
Medium
tin
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 × 3 3/8 × 11/16 in. (12.7 × 8.6 × 1.7 cm)
Description
A small, handmade tin box with sliding lid. Used to hold certificate of freedom and carry in pocket.
Place used
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Personal Effects and Items
Type
boxes (containers)
Topic
Emancipation
Free communities of color
Freedom
Identity
Law
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Object number
2014.25.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5421a1c73-151c-410d-be81-e0ce56ead83a

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