Drawing of Anthony Burns

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Title

Drawing of Anthony Burns

Description

This image shows a portrait drawing of fugitive slave Anthony Burns. Surrounding his portrait are other drawings representing his years as a slave, his subsequent escape in 1854, and his arrival in Boston. His arrest and eventual rendition are also depicted.

Subject

Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862
Fugitive slaves
Race discrimination
Law enforcement

Publisher

Hingham Public Library
Library of Congress

Date Created

c. 1855

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Drawings

Spatial Coverage

Boston (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1854-1855

Citation

“Drawing of Anthony Burns,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/333.