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According to John Brown, Jr., this bust portrait of his father was made, June 18, 1859, while on his way to Harpers Ferry. However, this portrait appears to be a copy made by K. C. Platt in the 1870s. Brown was an abolitionist and Free State advocate who used violence to end slavery. He was involved in the May 24, 1856, Pottawatomie Massacre, the Battle of Black Jack on June 2, 1856, and the Battle of Osawatomie on August 30, 1856. In October 1859, Brown and his followers attacked the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His plan failed and he was executed for his actions.

Creator: Platt, K. C.
Date: 1870s

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Item Number: 208848
Call Number: B Brown, John *16c
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208848

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