June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Bourbon County, Kentucky Slave Sale Broadside Advertising "One Negro Man," 1857

Printed broadside, 13 x 19.75 in., advertising the public auction of a tract of land known as the Parker Stand Farm in Kentucky. January 21, 1857. Broadside undersigned in print by "Benj. E. Varnon" and "S.M. Hibler, Auctioneer." Bold text at top reads, "For Sale. The Best Farm of Its Size in the World!" Text continues, informing readers that the land, consisting of "About 140 Acres" in Bourbon County will be offered at a public auction on February 17, 1857. The broadside goes on to list the improvements to the property, the producing capacity of the crops, and the extra features that come with the farm, including tools, furniture, and "One Negro Man, Young, and a Good Farm Hand," printed in bold lettering, offsetting it from surrounding text.


Broadside with some tearing, including some paper loss, heavy creasing, and repair, with wear at edges and some soiling mainly to lower half. Broadside text is bold, dark, and clear. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000


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