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Sample Noel Pittman Collection

Iron, ca. 1820

Runaway Chain and Collar

Once a runaway had been caught, he or she was brought back to the plantation, sometimes from quite a distance. This nineteenth-century transporting device, made of iron, was used to connect a horse saddle-horn to the neck of a runaway slave, who then had to run alongside the rider.

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