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The color lithograph depicts a scene outside of a jail house in Charles Town, West Virginia. Pictured are John Brown, a slave mother and child, and several pro-slavery sympathizers. Brown was convicted of treason for attempting to overtake a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry and was sentenced to death. The scene takes place just before Brown was executed.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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13 X 9 inches
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ink on paper color lithography
Recto, below image: PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES, / Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1863, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. / 152 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK. / JOHN BROWN / Meeting the Slave mother and her Child on the steps of Charlestown jail on his way to execution. / The Artist has represented Capt. Brown regarding with a look of compassion, a Slave-mother and Child who obstructed / the passage on his way to the Scaffold. / Capt. Brown stooped and kissed the Child - then met his fate. / FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTING BY LOUIS RANSOM.
Brown, John, 1800-1859; Execution sites; Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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