Photo, Print, Drawing United States slave trade, 1830
About this Item
- United States slave trade, 1830
- An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from which the above picture has just been engraved, was found many years ago by workmen engaged in removing the ruins of Anti-Slavery Hall, in Philadelphia, which was burned by a mob in 1838. No previous impression of the Plate is known to its present owner. A scene in the inter-State Slave trade is represented." The writer goes on to describe the scene as a group of slaves in chains, with a mother "fastened to her children," being sold by a trader on horseback to another. "Both dealers have whips in their hands. A ship and a boat, each loaded with slaves, are seen on the left. In the background, slaves are working in gangs, and one man is being flogged. The United States Capitol, surmounted by its flag, overlooks the scene in the distance. The engraving....is an interesting contribution to American History. Price 20 cents."
- Created / Published
- [Philadelphia? : s.n.], 1830.
- Subject Headings
- - United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)--1830
- - Slavery--1830
- - Philadelphia (Pa.)--1830
- - Washington (D.C.)--1830
- Letterpress works--1830.
- Political cartoons--1830.
- Political cartoons--1830
- Letterpress works--1830
- - Title from item.
- - The author suggests that this impression was printed some years after 1838. The author's use of "engraved" is evidently being a misnomer for "printed," since he mentions later in the same text the absence of earlier impression.
- - Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1830-1.
- 1 print : engraving on wove paper ; 10 x 17 cm (plate) + 1 page of letterpress text.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1830.A000, no. 1 (A size) [P&P]
- Source Collection
- American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- ds 13992 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.13992
- cph 3b36072 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36072
- cph 3b35945 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b35945
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-ds-13992 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-89701 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-89574 (b&w film copy neg. of letterpress text)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ds-13992 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-89701 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-89574 (b&w film copy neg. of letterpress text)
- Call Number: PC/US - 1830.A000, no. 1 (A size) [P&P]
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United States slave trade. Pennsylvania Washington D.C. Philadelphia, 1830. [Philadelphia?: s.n] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661746/.
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(1830) United States slave trade. Pennsylvania Washington D.C. Philadelphia, 1830. [Philadelphia?: s.n] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661746/.
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United States slave trade. [Philadelphia?: s.n] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661746/>.
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