Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A newspaper clipping describing an enslaved person who has run away and advertising a monetary reward for his return; the advertisement also features a runaway slave icon at the top left.

Title: $150 Reward. $150 reward cut of runaway slave Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of the 2d instant, a negro man, who calls himself Henry May, … William Burke, Bardstown, Ky., September 3d. Bardstown, 1838.

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1838

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: $150 Reward. $150 reward cut of runaway slave Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of the 2d instant, a negro man, who calls himself Henry May, … William Burke, Bardstown, Ky., September 3d. Bardstown, 1838. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 22, Folder 12b.

Location(s): Bardstown, Kentucky, USA

 

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