John W. Posey portrait   Save
John W. Posey portrait
Description: Photomechanical reproduction of a portrait of Dr. John W. Posey, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the Anti-Slavery League. He harbored fugitive slaves at his coal-bank in Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana. 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: AL03023
Subjects: Posey, J. W. (John Wesley); Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961; Abolitionists--Indiana--History; Anti-Slavery League
Places: Petersburg (Indiana); Pike County (Indiana)