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IMAGE number
MHS175740
Title
The Branded Hand, c.1845 (daguerreotype)
Artist
Southworth, Albert S. (1811-94) & Hawes, Josiah (1808-1901) / American
Description
branded on hand of Captain Jonathan W. Walker (b.1799), an ardent abolitionist; convicted and sentenced for trying to help seven escaped slaves in Florida; spent one year in solitary confinement when his hand was branded; photo commissioned by Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, a Boston abolitionist; actually right hand cos of daguerreotype process;
Location
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA
Medium
daguerréotype
Date
(C19th)
Dimensions
7.7x8.9 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • abolition of slavery
  • american
  • anti-slavery
  • antislavery
  • for slave stealer
  • photograph
  • s s
  • symbolic
  • trade

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