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Description: Engraved vignetted carte-de-visite of John Brown, who led a raid on the U.S. Arsenal on October 16, 1859, at Harper's Ferry in the hopes of capturing weapo...
Date: date unknown
Description: A portrait of an elderly Susan B. Anthony. She is known primarily for her leadership in the women's rights movement, but was also an activist for other soc...
Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and publisher of the newspaper The North Star.
Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights
First Woman Notary Public
Civil Rights Law
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: Three-quarter length carte-de-visite of Sojourner Truth. The text at the bottom says "I sell the shadow to support the substance."
Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...
Description: Sherman Booth (1812-1904), abolitionist editor and leader.
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Caroline Quarlls Watkins, taken when she lived in Sandwich, Ontario.
Date: 1971 ca.
Description: Recruitment poster for a Soviet Jewry Freedom Bus, advocating the liberation of the Soviet Jewish population. Features large chain links and the phrase "Le...
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