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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Lady Ann (Kenya)
Lady Ann (Kenya) Smoothly finished art pottery piece with predominantly orange and green coloration. Contains a decorative jar and stopper.
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Slave auctioneer's token
Slave auctioneer's token Slave auctioneer's token, 1846. These tokens were distributed as one-cent pieces and served as advertisements for the businesses and services depicted on the coins.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs resembling ferns.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.
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Mammy doll
Mammy doll Small "mammy doll" in blackface; "Made in U.S.A." on bottom of left foot.
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Wrought iron
Wrought iron Snake-shaped wrought iron art object. The eyes are painted red and there are gold painted markings on the body. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Wrought iron
Wrought iron Wrought iron art object with a forked end and twisted iron decorations. Forged by Carlton Simmons, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Talking J.J. doll
Talking J.J. doll Talking J.J. doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. The doll speaks nine different phrases when its string is pulled.
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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair A slave child's chair. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Origin unknown.
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Amulets
Amulets Three charms to ward off evil in the form of reptilian amulets. Origin Togo.
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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair Chair made by slaves from Ridgley Plantation near Florence, South Carolina. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Evidence that the legs of the chair have been shortened indicates that it was a slave's chair. Slaves were not permitted to sit higher than the master or his children.
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Julia lunchbox
Julia lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Julia" which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" which aired from 1972 to 1985.
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Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox
Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox Metal lunchbox depicting scenes from the television show "The Harlem Globetrotters" which aired on CBS from 1971 to 1972.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles; two U-shaped cuffs with large iron pin enclosures. Leather strap attached to one link. Closed cuff has a pin lock.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with U-shaped cuffs and interlocking link closures.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links. Relatively small cuffs indicate that they may have been designed for a child.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one with a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.