April 22, 2017 Slaves Waiting for Sale at Virginia, USA, 1856 This was part of a series of illustrations of slave life in the South. The man in the background holds the future of these women and children in his hands. The Illustrated London News, 27 September 1856. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.