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Slavery at The Octagon - Photo 1

Slavery at The Octagon - Photo 1

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Octagon Museum

Slavery at The Octagon - Photo 1

This photograph shows dark marks that appear along the handrail of a staircase at the Octagon. The Octagon interprets these marks as the result of running a rope with a bucket over the rail to lift water, coal, or other unwieldy items up the multiple flights.

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