Rare Photograph Of Slave Children

Published June 12, 2010
Updated September 18, 2014
Published June 12, 2010
Updated September 18, 2014

Slave Children Photograph

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 $1,150, not a small sum in 1854.

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