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Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Smith, Hamilton Sutton (1857-1924)

Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

Harper's Ferry was the site of abolitionist John Brown's failed attempt to raid a federal arsenal and incite a rebellion of the surrounding enslaved population.

This may or may not have been part of the reason that the Smith Family visited. They also had friends, the Lovetts, who ran a hotel at Harper's Ferry, where this photo may have been taken.

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  • Title: Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
  • Creator: Smith, Hamilton Sutton (1857-1924)
  • Location: Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
  • Rights: No known rights restrictions. Credit: Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, 1973.01.569 (645)
  • Medium: Photograph, Glass Plate Negative
  • Collection: Hamilton Sutton Smith Collection

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