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Slave-Made Furniture for a White Child
Original Author: Ben [no last name listed]; photographed by Alan Thompson
Created: 1843
Medium: Wooden doll cradle and child's chair

Slave-Made Furniture for a White Child

This child-sized wooden chair and a doll cradle, measuring seven by fifteen and a half inches long, was made in 1843 by an enslaved person named Ben for the granddaughter of his owner, Jordan Edwards, of Sussex County. The soldily constructed furniture was made from yellow pine and painted black.

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