John Brown Meets a Slave Mother and Her Child

This painting by Louis Ransom was issued as a lithograph during the Civil War by Currier & Ives. It depicts John Brown compassionately greeting a slave-mother and her child on the steps of Charleston jail on his way to execution. A statue of justice, with its arms and scales broken, stands forgotten behind the railing at left.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
1860.0147
Height:
2423px
Width:
1827px
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