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Slavery

Collection Data

Description
The collection depicts the enslavement of persons of African descent, primarily in the United States, from the early 1800s to the mid-1860s. The collection consists mainly of photographic reproductions of illustrations, paintings, photographs, documents, artifacts and printed texts, drawn from original sources in the Schomburg Center, and from the Milton Meltzer research collection. Also includes plates from various publications. Included are images depicting the slave trade, including the Middle Passage and slave auctions; slave labor; portraits of abolitionists and political figures; and activities pertaining to the anti-slavery movement.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1857 - 1997
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Slavery
Topics
Slavery -- United States
Slaves -- Social conditions
Slave trade -- United States
Genres
Prints
Photographs
Illustrations
Physical Description
Extent: 687 items (1.87 cu. ft., 6 boxes)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16104370
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2eda53e0-c6f6-012f-50d4-58d385a7bc34
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