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Collection: Enslaved People
"For Sale: A First Rate Likely Negro Boy"
This is an ad for the sale of an enslaved boy, "raised in this country by John Duckett," offered by T. W. Young. Young explained, "my object is to get money."
"Forty Dollar Reward" for James and Isham, escaped from the Patrick Andrews plantation
This is a newspaper advertisement announcing that two men, named James and Isham, had escaped from the Patrick Andrews plantation near Florence. James was described as 22 years old, 5'10", "spare made, and walks very straight, yellowish complexion,…
"Guardian's Sale of Slaves!"
This is a newspaper advertisement for the sale of two female enslaved persons--Jane, 45 and Emeline, 20--and three male enslaved persons--Joseph, 16, James, 14, Christopher, 9. They were offered for sale by the heirs of W.G. Burton at Ingram's…
"Important sale of land and negroes" A.S. Christian
This is a newspaper advertisement for a sale of property belonging to A.S. Christian, including "18 likely negroes, consisting of men, women, boys, and girls; among which are several excellent house servants."
"Land, Negroes, Horses, Cattle;" sale at the estate of E.P. Waddell, Franklin County AL
This is an advertisement for the sale of property from the E.P. Waddell estate in Franklin County, AL. Included in the sale were "20 to 25 very likely negroes."
"Likey Negro Boy" wanted at John Pollock's Tin and Sheet Iron business, Sixth Street, Tuscumbia.
This is a newspaper advertisement for John Pollock's Tin and Sheet Iron shop on Sixth Street in Tuscumbia. Pollock put a notice in his advertisement that he wanted to "purchase a likely Negro boy, from 13 to 15 years of age."
"Negro Blankets" and "Negro Brogans"
This is a newspaper advertisement for the merchant firm Brady and Baxter from 1847. Some of the items advertised are "negro blankets" and "negro brogans."
"Negro Domestics" offered for sale by J.T. Christian & Co.
This is a newspaper notice advertising that a lot of "stout, striped and plain Domestics," offered for sale by J.T. Christian & Co.
This is a newspaper advertisement announcing that "65 to 70 likely negroes" would be hired out for the year in Leighton, AL.
"Negro Man for Sale" in Tuscumbia
This is a newspaper ad for the sale of a man, aged 30 or 35, by John Pollock & Co. of Tuscumbia. The ad stressed that he was to be sold "low for cash, and it is no joke--when they say low, for he is offered really low."