Fugitive Slave Act cartoon, 1851
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The cartoon entitled "Practical illustration of the Fugitive Slave Law" shows abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (left) holding a slave woman in one arm and pointing a pistol toward a burly slave catcher mounted on the back of Daniel Webster.
The print might have been produced in Boston, a center of bitter opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 and 1851.
- Title: Fugitive Slave Act cartoon, 1851
- Creation Date: 1851
- Subject Date: 1851
- Town: Boston
- County: Suffolk
- State: MA, SC
- Media: Lithograph on wove paper, jpg
- Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 36.3
- Local Code: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, PC/US - 1851.C619, no. 42 (B size)
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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