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Enduring Images: Enslaved People and Photography in the Antebellum South

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-13T15:44:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_4mVbcQq08Hk

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

Written by:
Harriet Beecher Stowe, American, 1811 - 1896  Search this
Published by:
John P. Jewett & Company, American, 1846 - 1860  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 9 5/16 × 6 5/16 × 7/8 in. (23.7 × 16 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 9 5/16 × 12 1/2 × 7/8 in. (23.7 × 31.8 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Literature  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.26.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50fa60862-6d1d-41fc-aea1-b204753ada70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.26.6
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Broadside for a New Orleans auction of 18 enslaved persons from Alabama

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Norbert Vignie  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18 11/16 × 8 11/16 in. (47.5 × 22 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place used:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1858
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Children  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Labor  Search this
Men  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.305
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd507849698-8bff-420e-8606-47926ddde95e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.305

Work Basket, Jackson, Mississippi, 1850-1899

Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 12 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 31.115 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
Basket
Date made:
1850-1899
Subject:
African American  Search this
Blacks  Search this
ID Number:
CL.076797
Catalog number:
076797
Accession number:
16953
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-1b99-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_667630

Slave Market of America

Publisher:
American Anti-Slavery Society  Search this
Maker:
Dorr, William S.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 25 1/2 in x 19 1/8 in; 64.77 cm x 48.5775 cm
overall: 28 in x 21 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 54.61 cm
Object Name:
Engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1836
Subject:
Chronology: 1830-1839  Search this
Economy  Search this
U.S. National Government, legislative branch  Search this
Reform Movements  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Architecture, Domestic Buildings  Search this
Communication, broadsides  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Slavery  Search this
abolitionism  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2397
Catalog number:
60.2397
Accession number:
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
American Civil War Prints
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-0723-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_324732

Untitled Slave Auction print

Maker:
Hudson  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 19 in x 28 in; 48.26 cm x 71.12 cm
Object Name:
Engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
World
Date made:
1858?
Subject:
African American  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3002
Catalog number:
60.3002
Accession number:
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
American Civil War Prints
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-1a7e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325371

Children of bondage : a social history of the slave society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838 / Robert C.-H. Shell

Author:
Shell, Robert Carl-Heinz  Search this
Physical description:
xlii, 501 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Cape of Good Hope
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Slavery--History  Search this
Black people--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988103

The Sale

Title:
Carte-de-visite of a slave auction
Created by:
Henry Louis Stephens, American, 1821 - 1886  Search this
Medium:
lithographic ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 x 2 1/2 in. (10.2 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
color lithographs
Date:
ca. 1863
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.9.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d5e38d74-4fca-4f4d-9c52-3933c4f78295
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.9.53
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Bill of sale for a 16-year-old girl named Polly

Created by:
H. B. Boston  Search this
Signed by:
Martin Bridgeman, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.7 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
bills of sale
Place made:
Jackson County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Montgomery County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 23, 1835; modified 1851
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Fancy Girl trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Candace Greene
Object number:
2009.47.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54361fceb-03fd-47f3-b5a7-e5e74b1cf287
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.47.1
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Broadside for the auction of 10 enslaved families in New Orleans

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
J. A. Beard, English, born 1806  Search this
J. A. Beard and May, American  Search this
General William Henry Bailey, American, 1804 - 1878  Search this
President Thomas Jefferson, American, 1743 - 1826  Search this
Theodore O. Stark, American, born 1820  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (34.9 x 21.3 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place used:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1855
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Children  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Health  Search this
Labor  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Men  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.9.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595cf4a0b-78ae-4776-b7e9-a33a7ccda38a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.9.7
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Trade card for the slave dealers Blount & Dawson in Savannah, Georgia

Distributed by:
Blount & Dawson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Edmond M. Blount, American, born 1811  Search this
William C. Dawson, American, born 1827  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
trade cards
Place depicted:
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1860
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Prisons  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.9.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a6147e16-15e2-4c5d-99b0-10c822cbc964
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.9.8

Bill of sale for a girl named Clary purchased by Robert Jardine for 50 pounds

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Robert Jardine  Search this
John Ferguson, American, 1784 - 1854  Search this
Richard Burk, American  Search this
Susanah Burk, American  Search this
Edmund Burk, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (complete): 12 5/16 × 7 3/4 in. (31.2 × 19.7 cm)
H x W (top half): 6 1/8 × 7 3/4 in. (15.6 × 19.7 cm)
H x W (bottom half): 6 1/8 × 7 3/4 in. (15.6 × 19.7 cm)
Type:
bills of sale
Place made:
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 15, 1806
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Fancy Girl trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.1.117ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f1c82531-297a-4872-ad4b-92dfe165dd5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.1.117ab
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Bahamian bill of sale for enslaved individuals, Trim and Flora

Written by:
James Stevens, Bahamian  Search this
Received by:
John Addison, British  Search this
Signed by:
Dan Sutherland, British  Search this
John Stevens, British  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
L x W: 13 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (34.6 x 20.6 cm)
Type:
bills of sale
Place used:
Nassau, Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
England, Europe
Date:
February 8, 1799
Topic:
African American  Search this
British colonialism  Search this
Business  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.1.226
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52a6f3b8a-8eea-49c2-94a2-9b0101b70ac4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.1.226
Online Media:

Broadside for an auction of enslaved persons at the Charleston courthouse

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 5/16 x 8 7/16 in. (33.8 x 21.5 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place made:
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1859
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Colorism  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Health  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.21.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50abe948f-d9c6-45fa-a3d9-5c581acba051
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.21.3

Notice of an impending sheriff's sale of 7 enslaved persons

Created by:
Edward Rupell  Search this
Subject of:
George Davis  Search this
George Schultz  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 8 1/2 in. (20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
legal notices
Place made:
Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 15, 1862
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.77.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fc8cf544-febb-4476-8e96-00b5524164ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.77.12
Online Media:

Bill of sale for a 42-year-old man named Isaac to John Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 7 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (19.1 x 18.7 cm)
Type:
financial records
bills of sale
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 24, 1810
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Men  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e8190326-545f-4b79-b11a-1ae02e63c9f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.1
Online Media:

Receipt for purchase of a man named Ned by Edward Rouzee from an estate sale

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (27 x 19.1 cm)
Type:
financial records
receipts
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 18, 1817
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Men  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c50a86a9-7181-40ca-8de2-c782f38cb818
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.13
Online Media:

Account of hires of enslaved persons belonging to Apphia Rouzzee for 1812

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (24.8 x 40 cm)
Type:
financial records
accounts
Place depicted:
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1812-1813
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bd93e59d-4ac7-4613-9a8e-85ae7c684ce6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.23
Online Media:

Bill of sale for two men, Daniel and Bartley, to Edward Rouzee

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/4 x 8 in. (8.3 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
financial records
bills of sale
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 18, 1812
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Men  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50a673065-e5e0-42fb-ab1c-7fb758b6a8a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.3
Online Media:

List of enslaved persons to be brought to Rouzee plantation from North Carolina

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (31.1 x 19.7 cm)
Type:
financial records
lists
Place depicted:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1794-1830
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd573bbaca4-e6d4-4996-99ca-4cded49528fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.36
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