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Anthony Burns / drawn by Barry from a daguereotype [sic] by Whipple & Black ; John Andrews, sc.

Anthony Burns / drawn by Barry from a daguereotype [sic] by Whipple & Black ; John Andrews, sc. by John Andrews

artist:

John Andrews


Details:

  • 1855
  • 1 Print On Wove Paper : Wood Engraving With Letterpress
  • On sheet 42.8 x 33.2 cm
  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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$16.00 - $449.00

SKU: #64510


This is a poster with the portrait of Anthony Burns and his life as a slave. Anthony Burns was being charged in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act, for running from Virginia. The people of Boston were outraged by the ruling and led demonstrations and protests. Eventually some Bostonians bought his freedom, Burns went to Oberlin College and moved to Canada to be a preacher.