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Lot 5: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Pair of small "Middle Passage" slave shackles.

PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

March 1, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Pair of small "Middle Passage" slave shackles. Wrought iron, with a 13 inch long bar, to which are attached two circular wrist pieces 2-3/4 inches in diameter; smooth and even pitting and oxidization consistent with age and material. Np, 1750-1800

Notes: A pair of shackles of the sort used during the cruel "Middle Passage" from Africa to the Americas; rather small, probably meant for women or young men.

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