Item: The Underground Railroad selected illustrations, 1872

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Record Number: 7322
Call number: E 441 .A58 v. 125 c.2
Volume: 125
Page: 95, 102, 167, 183, 250, 283, 453, 528, 720
Author: William Still, 1821-1902
Publisher: Porter & Coates
Address: 822 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: 1872
Original Format: Printed Matter, Illustrations
Image description: Full Title: The Underground Railroad: a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others, or witnessed by the author; together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders, and most liberal aiders and advisers, of the road

Selection of illustrations from the 1872 text. (1) is "Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland" (page 102). (2) is portrait of Samuel Greene (page 250). (3) is "Maria Weems Escaping in Male Attire" (page 183). (4) is "A Narrow Escape" (page 453). (5) is "Escaping in a Chest" (page 283). (6) is "The Mayor and Police of Norfolk Searching Captain Fountain's Schooner (Twenty-eight fugitives concealed in this vessel)" (page 167). (7) is "John Hunn, Chief Engineer of the Southern End" (page 720). (8) is "Crossing the Bay in a Batteau" (page 528).

Also included: a transparency depicting an engraved portrait of Jane Johnson (p. 95); Portrait of William Still with his signature (frontispiece)