Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

The plaster sculpture depicts abolitionists John Greenleaf Whittier, Williams Lloyd Garrison, and Henry Ward Beecher listening to the tale of an escaped slave mother. While illustrative of a fictional account (and created well after the end of the Civil War), the work was well-received by individuals who supported the work of the three abolitionists.

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 108. The Henry Ford. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/237609 (accessed January 22, 2019). Ref: DHW #116.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1869

Approximate Creation Date

1869

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

22 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Inscription

Inscribed on the front of the base: THE FUGITIVES STORY / [J] C. WHITTIER, HW. BEECHER, [WM.] LLOYD GARRISON; Inscribed on top of base at front: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

sculpture

Class

statuettes & figurines

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3950

Digital ID

FVW_03950

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Fugitive's Story

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