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    New Orleans Slave Auction Broadside: Interesting Scrapbook. This 8" x 13" scrapbook in marbled boards contains ephemera spanning one hundred years in the history of the Davy Family. The album has Civil War passes, CDVs and other family photos, sketches, nineteen pieces of early currency issued by state banks, assorted letters and invitations, marriage licenses, billheads, rewards of merit, etc., dating from the 1820s to the 1910s. The nicest thing in the album is an 8" x 16" New Orleans slave auction broadside from 1859. The family apparently were in the wholesale food business, selling fruits and nuts. They were members of the New York Mercantile Exchange and survived the Blizzard of 1888. This is not your typical scrapbook containing nothing but newspaper clippings. It is an interesting group.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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