Portrait of John Brown

Image for Portrait of John Brown
Created by
Gardner, Alexander, Scottish, 1821 - 1882
Subject of
Brown, John, American, 1800 - 1859
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1859
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."
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Slavery
United States--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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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