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it still is incomprehensible to me how another human could see and be seen and treated as like cattle..simply for skin color/ethnicity..smh.
I’m assuming this is after Sherman captured the city.
Edit: Must be, didn’t notice the man was in a uniform.
It’s wild to actually see it like this. You hear about it, learn about it in school, but seeing a photo like this . . . It breaks my heart.
Did anyone else notice the antique lamps between the windows on the upper level are painted on?
Anyone know what happened to these buildings after the Civil War?
Here is a larger colorized version and a lot more details https://civilwartalk.com/threads/negro-slave-auction-atlanta.77191/
> This building, as well as much of Atlanta was destroyed not long after this image was taken when the burning of Atlanta became the starting point of Sherman’s march to the sea.
Out of business as there is an afroamerican union soldier seated there. I suppose.
It’s late at night, you’re scrolling through reddit. Several funny posts in a row and you’re smiling. Then you see this and the smile freezes on your face and slowly fades as you remember that humans are garbage.
The Five Points Marta station in Atlanta is essentially at the same level and the same location as this picture