Monday, April 02, 2007

Slavery: images from the past

Tipo Tib's fresh captives being sent into bondage - witnessed by Stanley / Bayard(?). Created between 1930 and 1980.

African men crowded onto a lower deck of the ship, "Wildfire".  African women crowded on an upper deck. Brought into Key West on April 30, 1860.

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves. 1863. Photograph by Kimball, N.Y.C.