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Created by:
Alexander Gardner, Scottish, 1821 - 1882  Search this
Subject of:
John Brown, American, 1800 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1859
Caption:
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.’"
Description:
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."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.77.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595cfac44-1dd4-4f83-975d-fe02d0579127
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.77.4