Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla.

Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla.


Image Number

  • PC07740

Year

  • 19--

Publication Info

  • St. Augustine, Fla. : W.J. Harris Co., [19--].

Series Title

General Note

  • A nearby historical marker later erected in 1970 reads: "The first public market was established in this Plaza by Governor Mendez de Canzo in 1598. Here, for the first time a standard system of weights and measures was introduced in this country for the protection of the consumer. On this site a market for the sale of meats and produce was erected in 1824, and in use until 1878. This structure was rebuilt by the City in 1888 following a disastrous fire in this area April 11, 1887."
  • Depending upon the source, this building is called the Old Spanish Market, the Old Market, or the Old Slave Market.
  • Number on back at top: A-21229.
  • Accompanying note on back: "The old slave market in the east end of the Plaza is an interesting landmark of antebellum days. It was used as a public market in which slaves were occasionally sold."

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - hand-colored - 9 x 14 cm.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla. 19--. Hand-colored postcard, 9 x 14 cm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/259909>, accessed 9 February 2016.

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Old slave market, St. Augustine, Fla. 19--. Hand-colored postcard. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 9 Feb. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/259909>.

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