Slave Auction at Richmond
Credit: Maurie D. McInnis
Original Author: Eyre Crowe
Created: Published September 27, 1856
Medium: Engraving

Slave Auction at Richmond, Virginia.

A wood engraving titled Slave Auction at Richmond,Virginia, published in the Illustrated London News on September 27, 1856, depicts a slave auction as witnessed by the English artist Eyre Crowe. An auctioneer raises his hand to entertain bids for the young enslaved woman standing on the auction block; to the right, an African American male, who has either just been purchased or is about to be sold, endures being poked and prodded by a white man checking on the slave's physical condition.