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  John Brown portrait
Author: Ruggles, Quartus
Date: 1855-1859

John Brown portrait by Quartus Ruggles, 1889. Brown was an abolitionist who came to Kansas in 1855. Although in the territory for only about three years, he was involved in several skirmishes and helped free some Missouri slaves. Brown was hanged for treason on December 2, 1859 for attempting to overtake the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History Call Number: 1883.45, OA/Picture, Portrait
Item Number: 102515 Number of images: 1
Keywords: Art; Artist; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state cause; Harpers Ferry, Virginia; Objects; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory; Ruggles, Quartus; Slavery

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