To John Brown, about 1859

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Title

To John Brown, about 1859
To Virginia

Description

To John Brown poem. Dated about 1859. This antislavery broadside presents three works: “To John Brown,” a poem in five numbered stanzas denouncing the execution of John Brown; “To Virginia,” an acrostic poem in eight lines; and “The Bible,” three Bible verses from Isaiah, Malachi, and Jeremiah. At the head of the broadside is a wood-engraving depiction of the execution of John Brown and the words, “‘The Lord shall have them in derision.’ Read 2d Psalm.”

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 300.006

Date

about 1859

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2018/029/029

Coverage

Is Part Of

Carl E. Wahlstrom ephemera collection.

Extent

1 item ; 44 x 16 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Estate of Carl Wahlstrom

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Citation

“To John Brown, about 1859,” digitalVGW, accessed May 20, 2022, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1131.