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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.

Rare Photo of Slave Children Found in NC attic A haunting 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.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+    Ornately dressed young boy looking a little tentative.

Creator : Anderson, New York. Other Creator : Simpson, Randolph Linsly, ca. Full length portrait of "Bright" Oscar Moore, young boy in velvet suit and elaborate lace collar and cuffs. From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection.

Attendants at Old Slave Day, Southern Pines, North Carolina  April 8, 1937  Photo forms part of the Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. WPA, Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives collection  Old Slave Day was a day set aside annually for former African American slaves. Participants spent the day in the Municipal Park sharing their experiences and recollections with the thousands of people, black and white, who came to see and hear them.

African American ex-slaves sitting, original caption 'Attendants at Old Slave Day', Southern Pines, North Carolina, April

Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color

Truly  a most magnificent picture.  If I remeber rightly, this cdv photograph sold last year for over $600 (US).  A very rare picture of a beautiful young girl on the chair, who is being looked aft...

A Young Girl and her Nursemaid

A very rare picture of a beautiful young girl on the chair, who is being looked after by a nursemaid who only appears to be about 10 years old herself. This picture compels you to wonder about both their lives. How they lived, and what they did together.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22)  "I doubt the photographer intended it, but his image of two children still 'behind bars' at the opened gate is filled with allegory about the true situation of the freed slaves."  Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Children of Slaves in the American South. Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

In this famous photograph by Eve Arnold, a young activist is trained not to react to provocation at a 1960 civil rights training session in Virginia.

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship.  SMH, slave ship, history, horrific, photograph, photo b/w.

Rescued east African slaves crowd the deck of the HMS Daphne. - Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship. Rescued slaves aboard HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean, 1868

North Carolina 1922

African-American flappers in fur and silk stockings - American history moment minimally, beauty at its finest to the max.

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