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This print is based off of photographs taken of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet in St. Louis. In 1857, their freedom suit reached the Supreme Court, which ruled that African Americans were not citizens of the United States.

Details

  • Title: Dred and Harriet Scott
  • Date Created: June 27, 1857
  • Publisher: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York)
  • Original Source: Library of Congress
  • Rights: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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