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Portrait of John Brown
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Alexander Gardner, Scottish, 1821 - 1882
John Brown, American, 1800 - 1859
silver and photographic gelatin on cardboard
H x W: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
This unusually large image of the renowned leader of the insurrection at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1858 is inscribed, “John Brown, Hero of Harpers Ferry. ‘His Soul goes marching on.’"
A sepia toned portrait of John Brown in a black bordered, oval shaped mat. The inked inscription in red and green reads: John Brown, Hero of Harpers Ferry. "His Soul goes marching on."
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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