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Unknown [Branding iron]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09727 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1800-1900 Pagination: 1 branding iron ; 54.25 x 11 x 5 cm.

Summary of Content: One branding iron dated circa. 1800-1900. Features the initials B.C.C. The item was likely used on enslaved people.

Background Information: Branding irons were used as punishment for escaped enslaved people who were caught. They were also used as a mark of ownership of an enslaved person.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: SlaverySlave TradeSlave Sale

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