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Rare 1859 Slave Hire Badge Tag Free Blackman Mississippi Alabama Railroad Rr For Sale
Rare, antique bronze or brass Slave Hire badge or tag.
The front of the badge reads..."MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA RAILROAD COMPANY 1859" and thereis an applied steam engine cartouche or emblem on the center of the badge. The reverse side of the badge reads... "THIS FREE BLACKMAN IS ON HIRE AS A TRACK WORKER FOR THE MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA RAILROAD COMPANY". The numbers 133 are individually stamped into the brass. The brass or bronze has a lot of color variation and varies in thickness from approx 1/16" - 1/8" thick. The badge weighs 70.5 grams or 2.27 troy oz. There is a small hole punched at the top of the badge.
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Rare 1859 Slave Hire Badge Tag Free Blackman Mississippi Alabama Railroad Rr : $84