The Slave Market, Atlanta, Ga.

Photograph by
Barnard, George N., American, 1819 - 1902
Published by
E. & H. T. Anthony & Company, American, 1862 - 1902
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
albumen and silver on paper, ink on card stock
H x W x D (card): 3 1/4 × 6 15/16 × 1/16 in. (8.3 × 17.6 × 0.1 cm)
H x W (left image): 3 1/8 × 2 13/16 in. (7.9 × 7.2 cm)
H x W (right image): 3 1/16 × 2 3/4 in. (7.8 × 7 cm)
A reddish brown stereograph of the Slave Market, Atlanta, GA. The stereograph has two identical photographs next to each other adhered to yellow card stock. The street scene is almost devoid of people, showing a block of commercial buildings on a slightly down-sloping street. The central building has a sign that reads“CHINA GLASS / & / QUEENSWARE” on the upper floor and “AUCTION & NEGRO SALES” on the bottom floor. A window on the bottom floor has a sign that reads “LAMP, PINE / & / KEROSENE OILS.” Sitting in front of the store is a man in dark clothing. He is wearing a hat and has a rifle propped next to him against a window of the center building. The building on the left side of the image has a sign that reads “F. GEUTEBRUCK.” The buildings on the right side of the image has a sign that reads “ATLANTA / CIGAR / MANUFACTORY.” Printed vertically on the yellow card stock to the left of the images is “PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.” Printed vertically on the yellow card stock to the right of the images is “THE WAR FOR THE UNION.” A blue piece of paper with black text is adhered to the back of the card. The text reads “WAR VIEWS./The Slave Market, Atlanta, Ga./No. 3608/Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.,/American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway, New-York.” Also on the blue sheet of paper is an Internal Revenue Two Cent Proprietary stamp featuring an image of George Washington.
Place captured
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
albumen prints
American South
Domestic slave trade
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
2 image(s)