- Look closely at this image and describe what you see.
- During a sale, the enslaved people would have to stand on a platform so that buyers could see and inspect them before the auction began. Compare this document to the image of Inspection and Sale of a Negro. Describe how the enslaved people might feel during the inspection time and auction.
- Why would young, strong and healthy people be sold before older and sickly people?
Barnard, George, "['Auction & Negro Sales,' Whitehall Street]," 1864. Courtesy of Library of Congress