Item: Reverend John Gloucester portrait, 1823

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Record Number: 11668
Volume: 24
Page: 1901
Depicted: Gloucester, John
Date of Original: August 1 1823
Original Format: Engravings
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 25 by 33 cm
Image description: Engraving of Reverend John Gloucester, Pastor of the First African Presyterian Church in Philadelphia. Born a slave in eastern Tennessee, Gloucester was bought by a white Presbytarian minister and was trained as his personal servant after moving to Philadelphia. Gloucester was eventually ordained by the Presbytary in Tennessee and gained freedom for himself and his family.