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Slave tag

Slave tag


Slave tag, worn for identification. Copper servant (slave) tag No. 184. The tag belonged to a slave called Lafar (his touch mark is on back). The earliest known servant tag from Charleston . Found in New York State, at the end of so-called Underground Railroad which smuggled slaves out of the South.

Contributed by John Judkyn Memorial.

Date: unknown

Copyright: The American Museum in Britain, Bath

Object ID:69.11

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