Abolitionist print from 1839 depicting slaves brought to United States
An abolitionist print engraved ca. 1830, accompanied by text: "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." Scene is described 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."
Image ID: 000718
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Image size: 0.9 Mpixels (2.57 MB uncompressed) - 1278x702 pixels (4.2x2.3 in / 10.8x5.9 cm at 300 ppi)