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Masonic initiation document for Boston's African Lodge No. 459

Created by:
African Lodge, No. 459, American, 1776 - 1847  Search this
Received by:
Nero Powers, American, died 1829  Search this
Signed by:
John T. Hilton, American, 1801 - 1864  Search this
Walker Lewis  Search this
Aaron Gaul, American  Search this
Isaac Barbadoes  Search this
Subject of:
Prince Hall, 1735 - 1807  Search this
Medium:
wax and ink on wove paper with silk (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 3/4 × 9 in. (27.3 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
certificates
Place printed:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1826
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Men  Search this
Societies  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.51
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd548a862fa-a56a-42cd-93fa-f8550410c8ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.51
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Oyster jar from the Thomas Downing oyster house

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Thomas Downing, American, 1791 - 1866  Search this
Medium:
glaze and cobalt oxide on ceramic with paint and cork (bark)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 5/16 × 4 3/16 × 4 3/16 in. (16 × 10.7 × 10.7 cm)
Type:
jars
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca 1840
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Design  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.52
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5276f8068-e102-477a-a68d-36592e390510
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.52
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Bureau made by Thomas Day

Created by:
Thomas Day, American, 1801 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
pine, mahogany, poplar, metal, hide glue
Dimensions:
H x W x D (drawers and mirror): 89 7/16 × 42 5/16 × 21 7/16 in. (227.2 × 107.5 × 54.5 cm)
Type:
bureaus
Place made:
Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850s
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.25ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ac8267d6-c321-43bf-b4d1-20f8db6fbf43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.25ab

Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House

Creator:
McDaniel, George W.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Poolesville (Md.)
Date:
1978-1979
Summary:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House also known as "Freedom House" is featured prominently in the NMAAHC Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation exhibition. This collection reflects the research completed by historian Dr. George McDaniel documenting the history of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, the communties of Jonesville and Jerusalem.
Scope and Contents:
The Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House consists of the research that historian Dr. George McDaniel and his team completed in order to document African American communities in western Montgomery County, Maryland. The collection consists of photographs and oral history transcripts collected about the families and community members that occupied the historic home and the surrounding Jonesville community. The bulk of the materials were created and collected during 1978-1979.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection have been kept at the folder level and separated into three series. The materials have been ordered and organized based on the content. Within each series and subseries, the folders are organized as close to the collection's original order as when it was acquired.
Biographical / Historical:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House, also referred to as the "Freedom House," is featured prominently within the permanent exhibition, Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). NMAAHC acquired the House in 2009. After disassembling the house at its original site in Maryland, it was reconstructed in the museum and became a focal aspect of the main History gallery. The House was named for three of the families that owned and occupied it for several generations starting in 1874. The home was originally located in Jonesville, Maryland, near what is now classified as Poolesville, Maryland. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located at 6 Jonesville Terrace.

The city of Jonesville was named after brothers Richard (1810-1880) and Erasmus (1823-1880) Jones. Jonesville was one of the earliest free African American communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. Most of the inhabitants of Jonesville were descendants of the town's founders. With ratification of 13th amendment effectively banning the practice of American slavery, many former plantation owners were forced to sell their land to the formerly enslaved people who wanted to create and sustain their own communities. Research indicates that Richard and Erasmus were likely enslaved by the Bruner family on their Aix la Chapelle plantation. It is believed that the Bruner family enslaved up to 5,400 African American men, women, and children before the Civil War. This included Henrietta Jones, (1778-1870) that research suggests was the mother of Richard and Erasmus. In 1874, Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land on the former Aix la Chapelle plantation from the Bruner family for $135.00. The sale was not formalized until the death of the landowner and head of the Bruner family, Joseph in 1874.

It is believed that the Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in approximately 1875. Research suggests that Richard Jones likely built the home with the help of his sons and neighbors. The original house was a wooden structure with two stories, three bays, and a side gabled roof covered in tin. Although Richard owned the house, it is unclear if he ever lived there. He transferred ownership of the house and land to his sons, John Henry (1853-1920) and Dennis (b. 1855) in 1876. John Henry and his wife Maria Jones are the first recorded occupants of the Jones-Hall-Sims House. Maria was the daughter of John Peters (b. 1825) a free-born blacksmith and an unidentified enslaved woman. John Peters also hailed from a longtime Jonesville family. Marrying John Henry in 1878, Maria was the first of her family who lived with her husband and children in the same home. In 1896, John Henry Jones sold the land the Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on to his brother Frank Jones and a friend, Levin Hall. The house was on Hall's property; therefore, the ownership was transferred to him.

In 1915, Elmer Jones, Richard's grandson, built a house nearby Jones-Hall-Sims House and made a home with his wife, Elnora Hall, Levin Hall's daughter. Elmer, a carpenter, known during that time as a "house wright," was responsible for rebuilding Elijah Methodist Church after it was damaged in a fire. Elmer's grandfather Richard was responsible for building the church, an integral part of the Jonesville community. After Elnora's death, Elmer married Hannah Jones; she would subsequently remain in that home until after Elmer's death in 1969.

In 1946, Annie E. Hall, Elnora's sister and Levin's daughter, transferred the land surrounding the Jones-Hall-Sims House to her daughter, Marion Hall. Marion married John Sims and they raised their son, Paul, in the historic home. In 1964, returning home from his service in Air Force, Paul married Barbara (b. 1944) and returned home where they lived with his father, John. In 1989, John passed away and transferred the property to his son. Like his father, Paul raised his children and grandchildren in the home. The families in the home were always self-sufficient, hunting and farming for their food, growing orchards and gardens, and making their own wine. Featured frequently in the collection are images of hog butchering, a main source of income throughout the home's history. Hog butchering was a joyous occasion, celebrated with food and drink by the whole community.

From 1978-9, Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of African American communities in upper western Montgomery County, Maryland. McDaniel worked with the preservation organization, Sugarloaf Regional Trails and the Maryland Historical Trust to conduct the survey. The purpose was to document important African American historical communities and homes in the area as they were rapidly disappearing. The survey was also used to obtain historical designation from the Maryland Historical Trust for the home in applications date for 1979 and 1985. Unfortunately, the house did not successfully receive the designation. At the time of the survey, McDaniel was a Ph.D. student at Duke University studying traditional African American home and customs. The study included research on the homes, churches, and schools through artifacts, photographs, and oral histories. At the time of the survey, Paul Sims owned and lived in the home. From his findings, McDaniel published Black Historical Resources in Upper Western Montgomery County and A Living Black Heritage focused on 11 African American communities including Jonesville and Sugarland.

In 2000, the family lost ownership of the home and it was purchased by Maryland resident, Brad Rhoderick with the intent to demolish the property to build a new home for his family. The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission was not able to designate the Jones-Hall-Sims House for historical preservation because of the many changes done by later generations who lived in the home, so they turned to NMAAHC for help. They worked together to acquire the house as quickly as possible to ensure the rich history presented by the home was preserved.

Historical Timeline

1778 -- Henrietta Jones was born. Research suggests she was the mother of Richard and Erasmus Jones.

c. 1810 -- Richard Jones was born.

c. 1820s -- Richard Jones married Evelyn (b. 1820).

1825 -- John Peters was born.

1850 -- Levin Hall was born. Frank Jones is born to Richard and Evelyn Jones (b. 1820).

1853 -- John Henry Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1855 -- Dennis Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1858 -- Maria E. Peters was born to John Peters and unidentified enslaved woman.

1864 -- Maryland ratified the Emancipation Proclamation.

1870 -- Henrietta Jones passed away.

1874 -- Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land from the Aix la Chapelle plantation. Richard purchased the land that became Jonesville, named after founders Richard and Erasmus Jones.

1875 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was built.

1878 -- John Henry married Maria E. Peters.

1876 -- Richard Jones bequeathed the House and land to his sons, John Henry (m. Marie E.) and Dennis Jones (m. Mary V.)

1879 -- Frank Jones, son of Richard and Rachael Jones, married Ruth (1858-1931).

1880 -- Dennis Jones married Mary (b. 1862). Richard Jones passed away.

1888 -- Elmer Jones was born to John Henry Jones and an unknown woman.

1891 -- Elnora Hall was born to Levin and Ruth Hall.

1896 -- John Henry Jones sold the House to his brother Frank Jones and friend Levin Hall splitting the property in half. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on Hall's land.

1898 -- John Sims was born.

1902 -- Marian Hall was born to Annie E. Hall and unknown man.

1915 -- Elmer Jones built his own home in Jonesville near the Jones-Hall-Sims House and lived with his wife Elnora Hall Jones (daughter of Levin Hall).

1920 -- Marian Hall married John Sims. Elnora Hall Jones and John Henry Jones passed away.

1924 -- Annie E. Hall inherits the land from her father, Levin Hall.

1936 -- Paul Sims was born and raised by Elmer Jones, husband to Elnora Hall.

1946 -- Marion Hall Sims (daughter of Annie E. Hall) inherited the land and passed it on to her husband John Sims.

1969 -- Elmer Jones passed away, leaving his own house to his widow Hannah Jones (1902-1984).

1978-1979 -- Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of the black communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.

1989 -- John Sims passed away. Paul Sims inherits the home from his father, John Sims.

1984-c. 1995 -- Paul and Barbara Sims lived with their children and grandchildren. John Sims lived with his family until he passed away in 1989.

2000 -- The family sold the land.

2008 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was purchased by Brad Rhoderick with the intention to demolish the house and rebuild a new one.

2009 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Provenance:
Acquired as a gift of Dr. George W. McDaniel.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
The NMAAHC Archives can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Religions  Search this
Local and Regional  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Historical Records of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2013.110
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io384b67087-6513-4a57-95b7-0da5a9b6a320
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2013-110

Land conveyance by Heber and Hager Honestman, a free Black couple

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Heber Honestman, American  Search this
Hager Honestman, American  Search this
Nathan Hodges, American  Search this
Matthew Short, American  Search this
Daniel Owens, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 5/8 × 6 1/8 in. (11.8 × 15.6 cm)
Type:
conveyances
Place depicted:
Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1732
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.28.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f4652c2e-c4ed-4cc1-b96f-f3ec92b9fe7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.28.4
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Freedom papers and handmade tin carrying box belonging to Joseph Trammell

Issued by:
Loudoun County Court, American, founded 1757  Search this
Created by:
Joseph Trammell, American, 1831 - 1859  Search this
Used by:
Joseph Trammell, American, 1831 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
Papers: ink on paper
Box: tin
Type:
boxes (containers)
free papers
Place made:
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Identity  Search this
Law  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Object number:
2014.25
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55e364c70-d372-4c4a-9cb6-2ca96b596625
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.25

Certificate of Freedom for Joseph Trammell

Created by:
Loudoun County Court, American, founded 1757  Search this
Used by:
Joseph Trammell, American, 1831 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 7/16 x 7 15/16 in. (31.6 x 20.2 cm)
Type:
free papers
Place made:
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 10, 1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Identity  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Object number:
2014.25.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d4593607-a775-4ae8-9648-398df3c1fcb0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.25.1
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Tin box handmade and carried by Joseph Trammell to hold freedom papers

Created by:
Joseph Trammell, American, 1831 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
tin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 × 3 3/8 × 11/16 in. (12.7 × 8.6 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
boxes (containers)
Place used:
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Identity  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Object number:
2014.25.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Personal Effects and Items
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5421a1c73-151c-410d-be81-e0ce56ead83a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.25.2
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Twelve Years A Slave

Written by:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Published by:
Derby and Miller, American, 1848 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with gold, cloth, and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 1 5/16 in. (19.7 × 14 × 3.4 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 7 3/4 × 11 1/2 × 4 1/8 in. (19.7 × 29.2 × 10.5 cm)
H x W x D (open at 90 degrees): 7 3/4 × 6 × 6 1/4 in. (19.7 × 15.2 × 15.9 cm)
H x W x D (open at 60 degrees): 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (19.7 × 14.6 × 14.6 cm)
Type:
narratives
hardcover books
Place printed:
Auburn, Cuyahoga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1853
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Law  Search this
Literature  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:
2014.262
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd537167978-c6a5-4b5c-8aad-8b8ccdd82f33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.262

Banneker’s Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1793

Written by:
Benjamin Banneker, American, 1731 - 1806  Search this
Printed by:
Joseph Krukshank, active 1790s  Search this
Medium:
printing ink on paper with thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 × 4 7/16 × 3/16 in. (17.8 × 11.3 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
almanacs
Place printed:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1793
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Literature  Search this
Science  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.31
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd542a4090e-a9f0-447f-8654-148c6c9a9ad4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.31

Pass for free woman Harriet Lawson to visit her husband, Caleb

Subject of:
Harriet Lawson, American, born 1803  Search this
Caleb Lawson  Search this
Medium:
ink on writing paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 × 7 15/16 in. (12.7 × 20.2 cm)
Type:
legal documents
manuscripts
Place made:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1832
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Families  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Law  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:
2014.63.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a1131ded-5d19-42a1-94f3-0ceba804c463
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.7
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The Close of the Battle or the Champion Triumphant

Title:
Framed etching of Tom Molineaux vs. Tom Cribb
Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Walker and Knight, British  Search this
Subject of:
Tom Molineaux, American, 1784 - 1818  Search this
Tom Cribb, English, 1781 - 1848  Search this
Bill Richmond, American, 1763 - 1829  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on wove rag paper with wood and glass frame
Dimensions:
Frame: 14 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 in. (37.5 × 47 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (Visible Print): 9 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (24.4 × 34 cm)
Type:
watercolors
etchings
Place depicted:
Rutland, East Midlands, England, Europe
Date:
October 3, 1811
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.89.6.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bb4c5282-9748-482b-8d71-4f066af89aa7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.89.6.1
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The Battle between Crib and Molineaux

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Walker and Knight, British  Search this
Subject of:
Tom Molineaux, American, 1784 - 1818  Search this
Tom Cribb, English, 1781 - 1848  Search this
Bill Richmond, American, 1763 - 1829  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on wove rag paper with wood and glass frame
Dimensions:
Frame: 14 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 in. (37.5 × 47 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (Visible print): 9 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (24.4 × 34 cm)
Type:
prints
Place depicted:
Rutland, East Midlands, England, Europe
Date:
October 3, 1811
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.89.6.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5634e1cf5-4e49-485f-8697-264d2ac75c21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.89.6.2
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The Justices' Practice Under the Laws of Maryland

Written by:
John Latrobe, 1803 - 1891  Search this
Published by:
Lucas Bros. Inc., founded 1804  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, leather, and bast fiber string
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 24 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (61.6 × 15.9 × 6 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1861
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Law  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.7
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Bust of Free Frank McWorter

Created by:
Shirley McWorter-Moss, American  Search this
Subject of:
Free Frank McWorter, American, 1777 - 1854  Search this
Commissioned by:
Thelma E. McWorter Kirkpatrick Wheaton, American, born 1908  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (with base): 28 1/2 × 16 × 11 in. (72.4 × 40.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W x D (without base): 24 9/16 × 16 × 11 in. (62.4 × 40.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
sculpture
Place depicted:
New Philadelphia, Pike County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Communities  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  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, Gift of Shirley McWorter-Moss, sculptor in memory of Frank McWorter
Object number:
2016.144
Restrictions & Rights:
© Shirley McWorter Moss
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Side chair by Thomas Day

Created by:
Thomas Day, American, 1801 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
mahogany, burlap, metal, upholstery
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32 1/2 × 18 × 16 in. (82.6 × 45.7 × 40.6 cm)
Type:
side chairs
Place made:
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56f260a7c-54ee-429d-b242-9019dcdb7812
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.2
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The North Star, Volume 1, Number 22

Created by:
The North Star, American, 1847 - 1859  Search this
Edited by:
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Martin Robison Delany, American, 1812 - 1885  Search this
Published by:
William Cooper Nell, American, 1816 - 1874  Search this
Written by:
Lucretia Mott, American, 1793 - 1880  Search this
Printed by:
John Dick, British  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 25 × 18 1/4 in. (63.5 × 46.4 cm)
H x W (Open): 24 13/16 × 36 5/16 in. (63 × 92.3 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 26, 1848
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Social reform  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:
2017.36.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd518829a74-b4d8-441d-b21a-0a9f2dc53f6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.36.5
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African Correspondence

Title:
Correspondence ledger owned by William Allen
Written by:
William Allen, British, 1770 - 1843  Search this
Manufactured by:
John Williams, British  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Cuffe, American, 1759 - 1817  Search this
The African Institution, British, 1807 - 1827  Search this
John Kizell, Sierra Leonean  Search this
Friendly Society of Sierra Leone, founded 1811  Search this
Henry Warren, Sierra Leonean  Search this
James Wise, Sierra Leonean  Search this
Stephen Gabbidon, Sierra Leonean  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 11/16 × 8 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (32.2 × 21.6 × 3.1 cm)
Type:
ledgers (account books)
letters
Place made:
London, England, Europe
Place used:
London, England, Europe
Cultural Place:
Sierra Leone, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1811-1815
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of GSK
Object number:
2017.45
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Colonization movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cf7009a0-2c9b-47e7-a6a7-d90eef547aaa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.45

Pine box owned by Pvt. Marquis Peterson, Co. F, 55th Mass. Vol. Inf.

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Marquis Peterson, American, 1832 - 1896  Search this
Subject of:
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/8 × 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (5.4 × 24 × 15.8 cm)
Type:
boxes (containers)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1863-1896
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.78.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd578e50928-c017-4fe4-bad0-f0bf53325c1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.78.1
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Grand Army of the Republic medal owned by Marquis Peterson

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Marquis Peterson, American, 1832 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
bronze, ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 × 1 7/8 × 1/4 in. (10.2 × 4.8 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
badges
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1866-1896
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.78.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5535d6d51-3eb0-4140-bd9a-a46a3f09d199
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.78.10
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