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Harriet Tubman photograph
Description: Photograph of Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913), who was a fugitive slave who returned to the South numerous times to abduct slaves and take them to freedom in the North. She led more than 300 slaves, generally through Delaware to Wilmington and Philadelphia. This cabinet card is from the H.G. Smith Studio in Boston, Massachusetts. The photograph was taken about 1887. It was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03231
Subjects: Underground Railroad--Massachusetts; Fugitive slaves; Women; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights
Places: Boston (Massachusetts)