May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [Barnard, George N.; photographer.] Stereoview of an Atlanta slave market. Pair of 3 x 2 3/4-inch albumen photographs on original "Photographic History--War for the Union" mount; minor wear. New York: E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., [1864]

Additional Details

One of a few known photographs of a slave market, bearing the large sign "Auction & Negro Sales." It was operated by Crawford, Frazer & Co. at 8 Whitehall Street, on what is now Peachtree Street where the Five Points station now stands. It was one of a series of photographs done by an official Union Army photographer under General Sherman in occupied Atlanta. The man seated with a rifle in front of the store appears to be a union soldier, and might well have been with the United States Colored Troops.