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Issued by:
Hill, Ware, & Chrisp, American, 1859 - 1860  Search this
Subject of:
Byrd Hill, American, 1800 - 1872  Search this
John W. Chrisp, American  Search this
John D. Ware, American, born ca. 1800  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on cardboard
H x W: 2 7/8 × 4 in. (7.3 × 10.2 cm)
trade cards
Place printed:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
A trade card with printed black type for the slave traders Hill, Ware and Chrisp. Text on the obverse reads, "GREAT / NEGRO MART, / No. 87, ADAMS STREET, / MEMPHIS, --- TENN. / The undersigned would announce to the community at large, that they will keep/constantly on hand a / GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF NEGROES / AT PRIVATE SALE AND AT AUCTION. / They will also receive on commission (to Board or for Sale) any Negroes consigned / to their care. / All sales warranted as represented. / HILL, WARE & CHRISP." On the back, a handwritten inscription in black ink reads "S Ward + Jones / Send me a vile of / fine Branday / Hill Ware + Chrisp." Below in the bottom left corner is the name "R. Griffith" handwritten in graphite.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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