Printed & Manuscript African Americana: Rescheduled for May 2020
*This auction has been rescheduled from its original date, and will now be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM ET, previewing online only. At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed.
Antebellum Era & Slavery
Among the highlights will be an 1836 autograph book with inscriptions by noted early African-American orators Moses Roper and Peter Williams. The large section on slavery and abolition will include several runaway broadsides and a miniature printing of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (the only one produced in pamphlet form) intended for soldiers to distribute among the freedmen in the south. Military papers include material written by African-American soldiers, including a Civil War letter and a Spanish-American War diary.
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