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Title
Selling a freedman to pay his fine, at Monticello, Florida
Names
Taylor, James E. (1839-1901) (Artist)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

African-American History -- 1860s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1867-01-19
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
African Americans -- History -- 1860-1869
Peg legs
Auctions
Dogs
Freedmen -- Florida -- Monticello (Fla.) -- 1860-1869
Slave trade -- Florida -- Monticello (Fla.) -- 1860-1869
Porticoes (Porches)
Balconies
Spectators
shackles
Courthouses
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Statement of responsibility: "From a sketch by Jas. E. Taylor."--printed on border.
Source identifier: LES (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: "Our artist sends us the following account of his sketch: 'It is customary, when a white or black man commits some petty crime or misdemeanor, to fine him; and if unable to pay, whatever the sum may be, the equivalent is required in labor. The culprit is taken to the County Court-House and sold to the highest bidder. The purchaser then takes possession of the culprit, who is put to work, and serves his time. A fine of $100 is equivalent to three months' labor.' 'I sketched this scene on the spot. The sheriff led the victim to the place of sale having hold of one end of a leathern thong; the other end secured the negro by the wrists.'"--from source periodical.
Content: "Planters Hotel"--sign on right background structure.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 21 x 24 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17149519
Barcode: 33333159331541
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d1285320-c52e-012f-e35f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1839: Creator Born
  • 1867: Issued
  • 1901: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Selling a freedman to pay his fine, at Monticello, Florida" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1867-01-19. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3fb3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Selling a freedman to pay his fine, at Monticello, Florida" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3fb3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1867-01-19). Selling a freedman to pay his fine, at Monticello, Florida Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3fb3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Selling a freedman to pay his fine, at Monticello, Florida