A copy of a photograph probably taken in the 1850s, showing John Brown, an abolitionist and free-state leader. He came to Kansas Territory in 1855 and left in 1859 but in that time, he was involved in several skirmishes with proslavery factions. Brown's acts of violence against proslavery people made him a legendary figure by the time he left Kansas Territory. He was hung on December 2, 1859 after a failed attempt to attack the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
Item Number: 209196
Call Number: B Brown, John *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209196
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1854-1860
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Cabinet cards
People - Notable Kansans - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Photographs
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Cabinet cards