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Wallet Trammell Replica

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Wallet Trammell Replica


A replica of a wallet fashioned out of tin containing “Freedom Papers.”

It belonged to Joseph Trammell, a free Black man who lived in the state of Virginia in 1852. Trammel’s papers guarded him against becoming someone’s property but did not guarantee him an authentic freedom


Bibliographic Citation

Replica by Martha Edgerton. 2016

The original is in the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants