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Addison White portrait photograph
Description: This photograph shows Addison White, an escaped slave from Kentucky, born ca. 1821, who lived in Fleming County, Kentucky with his owner, Daniel White. Addison is shown seated in a chair with elaborate fringe and tassels around the seat back and cushion, and is wearing formal attire. In 1856, Addison White ran away to Ohio along the Underground Railroad. He eventually made his way to Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in Champaign County. After several attempts by Daniel White to recapture him, the citizens of Mechanicsburg raised 950 dollars to pay for Addison, which White accepted. Addison White spent the remainder of his life as a free man in Mechanicsburg. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05129
Subjects: African Americans--Ohio; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Abolitionists; Underground Railroad; Fugitive slaves--Ohio--History; Portrait photography
Places: Mechanicsburg (Ohio); Champaign County (Ohio); Kentucky