1. Lincoln Timeline

Commissioner's Sale of Three Likely Negroes

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1859
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 16 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0036
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This broadside advertises the sale of African American slaves in Hardin County, Kentucky. The black text is bold and in various fonts and sizes for emphasis. The large text reads: "Commissioner's Sale of Valuable Negroes...31st day of December 1859...Three Likely Negroes...Lucy, Ann, and Peter...Terms of Sale..." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum