George Thompson (1804-1878)

George Thompson was an English abolitionist and politician. He came to the U.S. as an antislavery lecturer in 1834-35, 1850, and 1864-67. Thompson became friends with William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass. His opinions were so radical that he was in danger of being lynched and had to return to England for safety. Even though Thompson was a member of Parliament he had very little means.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19240
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1032px
Width:
682px
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