Anonymous (United States)
Capt. John Brown's cottage just as he left it 2 miles from Osawatomie Kans.
Collodion print, ca. 1900
With the title written in a period hand, in ink, mount recto. NOTE: John Brown, born in Connecticut on May 9, 1800, moved his family to Osawatomie, Kansas in 1855. After the bloody attack on a proslavery settlement at Pottawatomie Creek, Brown's own home was sacked and burned, forcing him and his family to leave the territory. He moved back east, and in 1859 led his famous raid on the Federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Brown and his men were quickly captured, and in December of 1859 Brown was hung for treason. His trial and execution are considered central to the origins of the American Civil War
Size:6 x 7 7/8 in. (15.3 x 20 cm.)
No. 21.187