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    Slave Sale Broadside - Inventory Number: DOC 197 / SOLD

    Slave Sale Broadside

    Bourbon County, Kentucky Slave Sale Broadside

    Advertising "One Negro Man," 1857

     Printed broadside, 13 x 19.75 in., advertising the public auction of a tract of land known as the Parker Stand Farm in Kentucky. January 21, 1857. Broadside undersigned in print by "Benj. E. Varnon" and "S.M. Hibler, Auctioneer." Bold text at top reads, "For Sale. The Best Farm of Its Size in the World!" Text continues, informing readers that the land, consisting of "About 140 Acres" in Bourbon County will be offered at a public auction on February 17, 1857. The broadside goes on to list the improvements to the property, the producing capacity of the crops, and the extra features that come with the farm, including tools, furniture, and "One Negro Man, Young, and a Good Farm Hand," printed in bold lettering, offsetting it from surrounding text.  Professionally De-acidified and conserved by the renown Maria Pukownic.  Housed in a fully archival frame with museum glass.

    Inventory Number: DOC 197 / SOLD