Harriet Tubman

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Dublin Core

Title

Harriet Tubman

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Freedom
Photography
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913
Subject (Object Type)
Cartes-de-visite
Portraits

Description

National Portrait Gallery Online Catalog: “Born into slavery as Araminta Ross, Harriet Tubman rebelled against servitude from her earliest years, running away as early as age seven. At fifteen, she defied an overseer and was nearly killed when he gave her a ‘stunning blow to the head.’ Although the effects of the blow stayed with her throughout her life, Tubman marshaled her resolve and nurtured her anger. In 1844 she married a freedman, John Tubman, and in 1849 she escaped to Philadelphia, discarding her slave name for her mother’s name, Harriet. Tubman became an active ‘conductor’ on the Underground Railroad, guiding escaping slaves to freedom. She made nineteen recorded trips out of the South and was reputed never to have lost a soul. Tubman was active throughout the abolitionist movement and conspired with John Brown about raiding the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, although she did not participate.” See Bibliographic Citation.

Creator

Squyer, H. Seymour, 1848-1905

Source

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Publisher

Auburn, NY: H. Seymour Squyer, 130 Genesee Street

Date

ca. 1885

Rights

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite 410, MRC 973, Washington, DC, 20013-7012, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Media Arts-Photography
Slavery and Freedom Objects

Identifier

National Portrait Gallery Object Number: NPG.2006.86

Extent

Sheet: 5 1/2 × 3 7/8 in. (14 × 9.9 cm.)

Medium

Silver and collodion on printing out paper

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Silver and collodion on printing out paper

Physical Dimensions

Sheet: 5 1/2 × 3 7/8 in. (14 × 9.9 cm.)

Citation

Squyer, H. Seymour, 1848-1905, “Harriet Tubman,” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/33.