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This colour lithograph on a carte-de-visite card depicts an enslaved man being sold at auction by a white man with a hat and beard who is calling out and gesticulating. The slave carries a hat in his right hand and lowers his eyes to the ground. Date: 1850s. Record ID: nmaahc_2008.9.53.

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