Slave auction in Richmond, Virginia, America, in 1859 or 1860, from Le Monde Illustre, March 1861, engraving after a drawing by Bourcier. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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Slave auction in Richmond, Virginia, America, in 1859 or 1860, from Le Monde Illustre, March 1861, engraving after a drawing by Bourcier. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

Copyright Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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