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IMAGE number
MHS175741
Title
Portrait of Elizabeth 'Mumbet' Freeman (c.1742-1829) 1811 (w/c on ivory)
Artist
Sedgwick, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley (fl.1811) / American
Description
first slave to be freed in Massachusetts as a result of the Bill of Rights; when struck and maimed by her owner she sought help of Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813) a prominent attorney; won her court case and became the paid domestic servant of Theodore Sedgwick;
Location
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA
Medium
aquarelle sur ivoire
Date
1811 (C19th)
Dimensions
7.5x5.5 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • abolition
  • black
  • bonnet
  • female
  • freed slave
  • mum bett
  • slavery

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