Captain C. H. E. Judkins

Captain C. H. E. Judkins was one of the ablest commanders in the English service. He was the commodore of the Cunard fleet. While he was captain of the "Cambria" in 1846 he invited Frederick Douglass to give a lecture on slavery. Some of the Southern passengers threatened to throw Douglass overboard. Judkins promised to put the Southerners in irons if they did not keep quiet. Douglass was grateful to him for years afterward. Judkins got in a quarrel with P. T. Barnum during another cruise and threatened to put him in irons. Barnum dared him to go ahead. The captain apologized and they became good friends over a bottle of champagne.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES18485
Photographer:
Manchester Brothers (Providence)
Height:
1235px
Width:
762px
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