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Diana Rhoads
Diana Rhoads • 2 years ago

Rare Photograph Of Slave. A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars- not a small sum in 1854.

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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900

A testament to a dark part of American history. A 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes. Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated. It was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150.

Slaves, ex-slaves, children of slaves in the American South, 1860 -1900 (19) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900

  • Isabella Storm

    What's really odd is that you assume that anyone who a) doesn't believe what you believe and b) questions the morality of what you believe, is automatically "bitter". I'd say I'm more "relieved" not to believe in a god who's that psychotic.

  • Chanel Perry

    What's really odd is that's what u just assumed abt me. That's not true so don't assume anything. I don't care who or what u are, or who u choose to worship or whatever. I love everyone. don't assume because of what I believe in automatically makes everyone on this earth stupid. U clearly need to think before u assume and if someone has a little bitterness because of what tragic things have evolved thru out history it kinda shows or I wouldn't have brought it up.

  • Isabella Storm

    You called me "bitter". That would be a personal judgement on your part. Your rant is therefore invalid.

  • Chanel Perry

    OK whatever. Peace

  • Chanel Perry

    I ain't got time to argue duces

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There is a posting stand behind the child in the dark cape who is standing. The seated child seems terribly unhappy with having to take this picture, too.

Creek Southeast, Alabama, Georgia

From the archives of the National Postal Museum comes this photo of a postal carrier with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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Vintage Japanese women and children by sctatepdx, via Flickr

please keep in mind that you are looking at women who were sold to the brothels at ages 5 or 6. Once in the brothel, they were at first the "child labor" drudges doing cleaning and other chores, while also assisting the active prostitutes. They were gradually taught what they had to do, and generally started taking customers at puberty., Kanagawa Branch by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Circa 1895.

  • Jonathan Hill

    I'm so sorry. This really hurts me. Why do people treat each other so terrible some times. Tragic is the perfect word, Dana.

Sending a child through the post, 1900 - After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.