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John Brown, Mary Ann Day Brown, Oliver Brown, Watson Brown

E.W. Hall1881

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service
Washington, DC, United States

Douglass first met John Brown in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1847. Of the meeting Douglass stated that, "though a white gentleman, (Brown) is in sympathy a black man, and as deeply interested in our cause, as though his own soul had been pierced with the iron of slavery." hey remained life-long friends until John Brown's death in 1859. On the top is: John Brown (1800-1859), at the bottom is his second wife, Mary Ann Day brown (1816-1884); on the left is: Oliver Brown (1839-1859) and on the right is Watson Brown (1835-1859). Both men are John & Mary Brown's sons. John Brown and his sons fought in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in 1859. Legend at bottom center: "Family of John Brown-hero of liberty and Martyr in the freedom of the American slave. He died for you and me."

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  • Title: John Brown, Mary Ann Day Brown, Oliver Brown, Watson Brown
  • Creator: E.W. Hall
  • Date Created: 1881
  • Contributor: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/frdo/exb/powerIdea/FRDO174_johnBrownetal.html
  • Source: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: FRDO 174
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Measurements: L 30.5, W 23 cm
  • Materials: Paper

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