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H.R. 4982, A bill granting a pension to Harriet Tubman Davis, late a nurse in the United States Army

Congress received many letters of support for Tubman's pension claim. In 1899, Congress passed, and President William McKinley signed, H.R. 4982. The bill authorized an increase of Tubman's pension to twenty dollars per month for her service as a…

Harriet Ross Tubman Memorial (Bristol, PA)

Single figure of Harriet Tubman, wearing a coat, haversack slung over her right shoulder, and a pistol at her waist. Tubman points her right hand toward the sky, symbolic of the “North Star.” Signed by the artist: James L. Gafgen, 2005. Foundry…

Harriet Tubman Bust (St. Catharines, Ontario)

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Half bust portrait of Harriet Tubman.

Harriet Tubman Home (Auburn, NY)

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"Harriet Tubman purchased her 7-acre parcel from Frances Seward in the late winter or early spring of 1859. A limited Women’s Married Property Act had been passed in NY in 1848 which allowed Frances Seward to inherit land from her father under…

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged (Auburn, NY)

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"At the age of 74, Tubman purchased at auction a 25 acre parcel of land with numerous structures which abutted her residential property. Her hope was to establish the Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes to carry on her work, after she was gone,…

Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaque (Auburn, NY)

Bronze plaque with a portrait of Harriet Tubman based on a 1890s photograph.

Harriet Tubman Statue (St. Catharines, Ontario)

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Portrait sculpture of Harriet Tubman, seated in a chair and holding a book in her hand.

Harriet Tubman Tombstone, Fort Hill Cemetery, (Auburn, NY)

Harriet Tubman's tombstone was erected in 1937 by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. The inscription on the front reads: "Harriet Tubman Davis (1820–1913)" on the front. The back of the tombstone features an inscription noting Tubman's…

Harriet Tubman

This portrait of Harriet Tubman is from the Wilbur H. Siebert Underground Railroad collection at the Ohio History Connection.

Harriet Tubman (Auburn, NY)

The seven-and-half foot tall (2.3 meters) bronze statue represents a young Harriet Tubman, traveling on the Underground Railroad. Clothed in nineteenth-century shawl, jacket, and pleated skirt, Tubman strides forward with her booted foot visible…