A man's hand branded for freeing slaves, 1845 (Two S's are branded beneath the thumb- this stood for "slave stealer" to those who inflicted the punishment. To others, it meant "slave savior"). The inscription on the back of the case reads: This Daguerreotype was taken by Southworth Aug. 1845. It is a copy of Captain Jonathan Walker’s hand as branded by the U.S. Marshall of the Dist. of Florida for having helped 7 men to obtain “Life Liberty, and Happiness.” Hands Branding, White People, Captain Jonathan, Jonathan Walker, Free Slave, Branding Hands, Slave Stealer, Man Hands, Life Liberty
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HORN OF PAIN | A former slave (name unknown) holds a horn once used to call slaves who were tolling out in the fields. Plantation horns were a means of regulating time. Like bells, horns told the enslaved workers when to get up, when to go to the fields, when to break… (near Marshall, Texas).
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (14), via Flickr.
Mrs. Amos Davis and former slave Charlotte Local call number: PR11673 Title: Mrs. Amos Davis and former slave Charlotte Date: 191- Physical descrip: 1 photonegative; b 4 x 5 in. Series Title: Print collection Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. mailto:Archives@d...
from another pinner--"why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? isn’t 2 people holding hands after jumping more significant than 1 man? it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments."