Thorne family portrait   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: Photograph of the family of William Thorne, whose home was an Underground Railroad station at Selma, Clark County, Ohio. Mary C. Thorne and her husband William are the seated individuals in the photograph. The individuals standing in the photograph are Mary C. Thorne's son and a mixed-race slave who escaped on the Underground Railroad and was taken in by the Thorne family. 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: AL03116
Subjects: Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Ohio women; Abolitionists;
Places: Selma (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)