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Transferware Pitcher, circa 1840

1830/1850

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Beginning in the 1830s, some people began to speak out against slavery. Most of these "abolitionists" were white Northerners who had never actually come in contact with enslaved people. This pitcher commemorates the martyrdom of Elijah P. Lovejoy, an anti-slavery newspaper editor in southern Illinois who was murdered by a mob of pro-slavery advocates.

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  • Title: Transferware Pitcher, circa 1840
  • Date Created: 1830/1850
  • Location: United Kingdom, England, Staffordshire
  • Subject Keywords: Pitchers (Vessels), Civil rights, Constitutional amendments, United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=307044
  • Object Name: Pitcher (Vessel)
  • Object ID: 2000.134.3
  • Image ID: THF93419
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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