Slave Auction, Christiansburg, Virginia, 1850s

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This record was last updated on 17 Dec 2009

Image Reference

Lewis Miller, Sketchbook of Landscapes in the State of Virginia, 1853-1867. Courtesy, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; slide 83-167c.

Caption, "Miss Fillis and child, and Bill, sold at publick sale in May 12th, Christiansburg, Montgomery County." Shows mother holding infant, an adult male by her side, and white men bidding. Written on the auction block: "[Bill] sold for 800 and Fillis for 600."