TLF ID M008727
This is a black-and-white print showing the trading of slaves in the USA. Two white men, one on horseback and both carrying whips, appear to be negotiating the sale of five slaves seen on the left in shackles. A woman and two children, also in chains, appear on the right. In the background are slaves working in the fields, one being flogged, and a group of slaves being rowed ashore from a ship. The dome of the Capitol building in Washington, DC, is in the distance. It is not known when the engraving was printed but its copper plate appears to date from 1830.