From Slavery to Freedom - Inventory Number: POL 108 / Sold
While these two items were previously unrelate, their marriage speaks volumes of the state of the Union from 1861 - 1865 and its fight for freedom.
Carte De Visite of Black Servant -
Within the ranks of the Union Army, many emancipated former slaves were put to assist the fight for freedom. This captivating image of a young black servant with a noticeable scar under his eye is sporting a military coat with doomed eagle buttons. He gazes into the camera while holding a light colored cap with hat cord.
“Negro Prayer” -
Rare Hand-Written Prayer by a Slave or Free Black. The prayer references the “War” and “Battles”.
“O Lord bless de teacher who come so far to struct us in de way to heaven, Rock her in de cradle of love. Recken de word of power in my heart and dat she may have souls for her hire and many stars in the crown n’ de great gitter up mornin, when de general roll is called and when all de battles is over may she full revired wid victory, be buried wid de honors of war, and rise to wear de long white robe in glory, and walk the shinin strets in silvern slippers, down by the golden sunrise, close de great white throne and dere may she strike glad hands wid all her dear schoars, and praise you O’ God for ever and ever, for Jesus’s sake. Amen."
Inventory Number: POL 108 / Sold