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|Description||Iron tobacco box, possibly made in Coalbrookdale, cast with 'Humanity' on the lid (see ZBA2480 for a similar lid). The image is derived from the famous Wedgwood plaque, which was one of the most ubiquitous symbols of the abolition movement. There is a degree of cruel irony in this object: tobacco was a slave-grown crop.|
|Date made||circa 1800|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund|
|Measurements||Overall: 75 mm x 138 mm x 90 mm|
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