On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
Unidentified
Date
early 19th century
Medium
marble and metal
Dimensions
Overall with Weight: 1600 lb. (725.8 kg)
H x W x D: 14 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 41 1/4 in. (36.8 × 72.4 × 104.8 cm)
Description
A large gray carved marble Calc-silicate shist stone with a flattened top and bottom, squared back and sides, and a rounded front used as a slave auction block in Hagerstown, Maryland. A rectangular metal plaque is screwed to the top of the stone, with embossed text reading “GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON / AND HENRY CLAY / SPOKE FROM THIS SLAVE BLOCK / IN HAGERSTOWN / DURING THE YEAR 1830.”
Place used
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Type
pedestals
plaques
Topic
Business
Commerce
Domestic slave trade
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Partial Gift of Mr. & Mrs. P. Sean Guy
Object number
2015.213
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fd5d8ed8-2808-4484-970b-b89cc0921c5d
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