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Slave deck of the bark 'Wildfire.'
19th c American Documentary Graphic Arts

AMERICAN Anonymous (c. 1500 - present)
19th c
Wood engraving
Key West. Florida. United States.
New Bedford. Massachusets. New Bedford Whaling Museum.
The bark Wildfire was brought to Key West on April 30 1860 bringing 510 slaves from the Congo. The shipment was illegal. The illustration was published in Harper's Weekly in 1860.

Caption: AMERICAN Anonymous | Slave deck of the bark 'Wildfire.' | 1840-1852 | American | Documentary | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | mass5860

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