Posted 8 years ago
Came across this little gem this week. Nice example of an 1824 trunk from Petersburg Virginia. Lined with a newspaper from that date. The newspaper has many descriptions of land and slaves for sale, whole families as well as individuals, some of them named. I bought this without seeing the inside so it was a bit of a shock to see it -- a bit of history I am a little unfamiliar with. Certainly a different time and era -- some years after this was made it was off to war...