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A Rare Antebellum Image of Slavery in Georgia sold for $ 324,500


A Rare Antebellum Image of Slavery in Georgia, Believed to be the Earliest Known Image of Enslaved African Americans with Cotton sold for $ 324,500 by Cowan’s Auction in Cincinatti, OH, USA on November 15th 2019. The Anonymous, quarter plate daguerreotype, ca 1850-1860 (Lot 0024A) had an original estimate of $100,000-$150,000 Though its exact provenance may never be known, this daguerreotype is believed to depict the rural Greene County, Georgia plantation of Samuel T. Gentry (1798-1873). Gentry moved to Greene County from South Carolina sometime between 1820 and 1830. By 1830 his family included six white members, and three enslaved...

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