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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Lost Friends" advertisements of Emancipated People

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

After emancipation, many freedpeople used newspaper advertisements to try to contact their family members. The Historic New Orleans Collection has made available a digital collection of more than 300 "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in the city's Methodist Southwestern Christian Advocate newspaper between November 1879 and December 1880.
After emancipation, many freedpeople used newspaper advertisements to try to contact their family members. The Historic New Orleans Collection has made ava
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