Broadside, "Credit Sale of Valuable Slaves! by Julian Neville, Auctioneer," New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1850

Summary

The wealth and power of Southern plantation owners depended upon a large labor force of enslaved people -- especially when cotton became "king" in the Deep South during the 1800s. They justified their actions by considering enslaved people to be mere pieces of property. New Orleans became a major slave auction center after about 1820.

The wealth and power of Southern plantation owners depended upon a large labor force of enslaved people -- especially when cotton became "king" in the Deep South during the 1800s. They justified their actions by considering enslaved people to be mere pieces of property. New Orleans became a major slave auction center after about 1820.

Artifact

Broadside (Notice)

Date Made

circa 1850

Subject Date

circa 1850

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Louisiana, New Orleans 

Collection Title

Broadside Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

71.106.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Fred Kinghorn

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 18.75 in

Width: 12 in

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