Portrait of John Brown

Created by
Gardner, Alexander, Scottish, 1821 - 1882
Subject of
Brown, John, American, 1800 - 1859
Date
ca. 1859
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
Caption
This unusually large image of the renowned leader of the insurrection at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1858 is inscribed, “John Brown, Hero of Harpers Ferry. ‘His Soul goes marching on.’"
Description
A sepia toned portrait of John Brown in a black bordered, oval shaped mat. The inked inscription in red and green reads: John Brown, Hero of Harpers Ferry. "His Soul goes marching on."
Place depicted
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Anti-slavery movements
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Photography
Slavery
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.77.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595cfac44-1dd4-4f83-975d-fe02d0579127