Slave coffle

Title

Slave coffle

Description

Until 1850, Washington had one of the largest slave depots in the nation. In this iconic image, slaves for sale pass through the city in shackles, within view of the Capitol.

Source

Library of Congress

Citation

“Slave coffle,” Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City, accessed October 31, 2014, http://www.jhsgw.org/exhibitions/online/lincolns-city/items/show/18.