"A Slave Auction," Edmund Ollier, Cassell's History of the United States (London, 1874-77), Vol.3, p. 199, as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library." (fictional representation, click image for more)
“During the slavery era, when slaves wanted to get married, it often presented a range of complexities that today’s couples can’t even begin to comprehend. Professor Tera Hunter, who teaches history at Princeton University, talks with host Michel Martin about jumping the broom during slave times.”
Listen at Slave Marriages, Families Were Often Shattered By Auction Block : NPR.