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This formal studio portrait of eight John Brown supporters was taken some years after Brown's execution for treason for his part in the raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. On October 24, 1882, the Topeka Capital Journal ran an article titled "John Brown, A Reunion of his Surviving Associates-Recollections of the Battle of Blackjack - Bloody Scenes of Early Days in Kansas - Last Visit - The Preliminaries to Harper's Ferry - Several Very Interesting Narratives." This photograph may have been taken at this gathering. The portrait includes the notations "The group shown below were long supporters of the famous old champion of the colored race." and "John Brown Group." The men are identified at the bottom of the photograph: standing, from the left: Jacob Willets, John Armstrong, Col. Dan H. Horne; seated, from the left: Aug. H. Barnard, Col. John Ritchie, Charles W. Moffet, Edwin Bodwell, and F. G. Adams.

Date: 1880-1889

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Item Number: 207817
Call Number: B Brown, John *137
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207817

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