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Charleston slave badge from 1813 for Carpenter No. 65

Catalog Data

Created by:
John Joseph Lafar, American, 1784 - 1849  Search this
Medium:
copper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/16 × 2 in. (5.3 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
slave hire badges
Place made:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place collected:
Jacksonboro, Colleton County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1813
Description:
An octagonal copper slave badge with die stamped and engraved text on the recto reading "CHARLESTON / 1813 / CARPENTER / No. [engraved] 65". The maker's mark "LAFAR" is die stamped on the center verso. A hole is punched at the center top edge.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.25
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c4242039-be6f-4c0c-945c-49a60a203489
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.25