• Creator
  • Martin, Henry Byam, Sir, 1803-1865
  • Created Date
  • 1833
  • Description
  • Image of a pen-and-ink drawing and watercolor by Henry Byam Martin depicting a slave market in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1833. A black family, consisting of a man, woman, and two small children, stands on a raised platform. A white auctioneer stands on the block holding a bill out for prospective buyers to see. An inscription on the original reads "Charleston S.C. 4th March 1833 'The land of the free & home of the brave.
  • Rights
  • Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.