James H. Fairchild photograph   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: James Harris Fairchild (1817-1902) harbored fugitive slaves in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, while he was president of Oberlin College. This cabinet card is from E. Decker at 143 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The image 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: AL03155
Subjects: Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Abolitionists;
Places: Oberlin (Ohio); Lorain County (Ohio)