1850s FORREST & MAPLES SLAVE DEALERS DOCUMENT BROADSIDE

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 06, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

is a scarce handbill or broadside for the slave dealer partners Forrest & Maples of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1850's printing. As you can see, it has been trimmed from the original size. It was found framed and the foxing was extremely dark from the board backing it was framed with. It has been professionally cleaned and displays most excellent, t are still acid tape marks on the reverse that could not be cleaned and they have bled through to be visible on the front. Evidently this spent years in a frame with a wood backing board and in a hot environment. Despite these minor flaws, this is an extremely rare printing to find in any condition. I have seen a total of three of these over the last 30 years. It is a solid document measuring 9" x 5 3/4". Press marks are evident. Printed on coarse paper, no damage other than minor edge wear and the foxing aforementioned. Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the finest cavalry men that ever lived. Prior to the Civil War he was a successful plantation owner and slave dealer. He amassed over 1.5 million pre-war dollars and used his wealth to finance a battalion, one of the richest men in the country at the time. is his biography by Stewart Sifakis: "With no formal military training, Nathan Bedford Forrest became one of the leading cavalry figures of the Civil War. The native Tennessean

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