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Slave Auction - Richmond, Virginia

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This drawing, from The Illustrated London News, depicts a woman who is being auctioned in Richmond, Virginia. 

The article is dated September 27, 1856.  By this time, Britain's Parliament had outlawed the slave trade.

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Image described above, online courtesy Library of Congress.

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