Slave Auction, Christiansburg, Virginia, 1850s

Source

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.

Description

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.

Creator

Miller, Lewis

Date Created

1850-1860

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

CWF-4
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