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Unknown [Carte de visite of Owen Lovejoy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09410 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1857-1864 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 11 x 6.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed carte-de-visite of Radical Republican congressman Owen Lovejoy from Illinois. Lovejoy's Princeton, Ill. homestead was an important Underground Railroad station.

People: Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Underground RailroadRepublican PartyAbolitionReform MovementPoliticsAfrican American HistorySlaveryRunaway Slave

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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