Slave Children. A haunting, undated 150 year old photo found in a Charlotte, North Carolina attic during a moving sale. It may have been taken in the early 1860’s and is surely a testament to the dark side of American History. A document accompanying the photo detailed the sale of John for $1,500, not a small sum in 1854. He is barefoot, clothed in rags perched on a barrel next to an unidentified young boy. A New York collector paid $30,00 for the photo album including John. The deceased owner of the home where the photo was found was thought to be a descendant of John.