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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
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)
Type:
pedestals
plaques
Place used:
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 19th century
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.”
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Partial Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sean P. Guy
Object number:
2015.213
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.213