Postcard of Harriet Tubman, Nelson Davis, and daughter Gertie

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  • Image for Postcard of Harriet Tubman, Nelson Davis, and daughter Gertie
  • Image for Postcard of Harriet Tubman, Nelson Davis, and daughter Gertie
3 images
Published by
Pomegranate Communications, Inc., American
Photograph by
Cheney, William Haight
Subject of
Tubman, Harriet, American, 1822 - 1913
Davis, Nelson, American, died 1888
Davis, Gertie
Written by
Gaines, Sedalia
Received by
Mariline Northrup Wilkins
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6 x 4 1/4 in. (15.2 x 10.8 cm)
Type
portraits
postcards
Place depicted
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1887; printed 1992
Description
A black-and-white postcard featuring a photograph of Harriet Tubman, her husband Nelson Davis, and their adopted daughter Gertie. Tubman stands on the left holding a round pan. The postcard was sent to Mariline Wilkins in Philadelphia, PA from Sedalia Gaines in 1992.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Correspondence
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number
2009.50.13
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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