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Collection Reference Number GLC08210
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Advertisement for clothing for slaves from New Orleans, Louisiana
Date August 1860
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Circular advertises slave shoes and hats by type, virtues, and price aimed at plantation owners who would have to clothe many slaves for reasonable prices. This company specialized in clothing products for slaves. The circular was published a few months prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. Since New Orleans was in Union hands by mid 1862, this brochure is very rare.
Subjects Slave Life  African American History  Slavery  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Clothing and Accessories  
Place written New Orleans, Louisiana
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945