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
Inscription text: 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
Inscription location: Full Title
Image description: Selection of illustrations from the 1872 text. Images 1-3 depict the front cover, title page, and frontispeice portrait of William Still. Image 4 depicts portraits of Peter and Charity Still (page 37). Image 5 depicts "The Rescue of Jane Johnson and Her Children" (page 89). Image 6 depicts Jane Johnson and Passmore Williams portraits (page 95). Image 7 depicts "Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland" (page 102). Image 8 depicts "Maria Weems Escaping in Male Attire" (page 183). Image 9 depicts a portrait of Samuel Greene (page 250). Image 10 depicts "A Narrow Escape" (page 453). Image 11 depicts a young fugitive "Escaping in a Chest" (page 283). Image 12 depicts "The Mayor and Police of Norfolk Searching Captain Fountain's Schooner (Twenty-eight fugitives concealed in this vessel)" (page 167). Image 13 depicts "John Hunn, Chief Engineer of the Southern End" (page 720). Image 14 depicts "Crossing the Bay in a Batteau" (page 528).