COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1910-1934

Guide to the Photograph Collection

Restrictions on Access

Due to the fragile nature of the collection, researchers wishing to access these materials must contact the reading room staff in advance to schedule an appointment.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of lantern slides of photographs, engravings, and other materials related to the antislavery movement in the United States.

Collection Description

This collection comprises 100 lantern slides pertaining primarily to the American antislavery movement. Slides include portraits of important figures such as Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Maria W. Chapman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman, as well as engravings and photographs of places and publications associated with the antislavery movement. Titles have been taken from the captions written on the slides. Whenever possible, the original source for the image has been noted. There are also a few miscellaneous slides of prints and engravings from other periods in American history, including the Battle of Bunker Hill, the naval battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere, and the Boston Massacre. Producers of the lantern slides include Williams, Browne & Earle of Philadelphia, Soule Art Publishing Co. of Boston, and the Battle Creek Sanitarium Art Department.

Acquisition Information

Permanent loan, Margaret Hastings, November 1969.

Restrictions on Access

Due to the fragile nature of the collection, researchers wishing to access these materials must contact the reading room staff in advance to schedule an appointment.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Portraits

Box 1#6.16.1
John Quincy Adams.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.2
John A. Andrew, war governor of Massachusetts.Engraving.
Box 1#6.16.3
John Brown.Engraving by J. C. Buttre.
Box 1#6.16.4
C. C. Burleigh.Photograph.
Box 1#6.16.5
C. C. Burleigh.Engraving.
Box 1#6.16.6
W. H. Chandler, printer of the Liberator.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.7
W. H. Chandler.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.8
Maria W. Chapman.Engraving.
Box 1#6.16.9
Maria W. Chapman.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.10
Maria W. Chapman.Engraving.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 1#6.16.11
James Freeman Clarke.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.12
Ralph Waldo Emerson.Photograph.
Box 1#6.16.13
Charles Follen.Engraving.
Box 1#6.16.14
Helen E. Garrison.Photograph.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 1#6.16.15
William Lloyd Garrison, at the age of 30.Engraving.
Box 1#6.16.16
William Lloyd Garrison.Colored engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 1#6.16.17
Scarred back of a Black man who had been flogged.Photograph.

Reproduction of the image of Gordon, an enslaved man photographed in 1863 after escaping behind Union lines in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Box 2#6.16.18
Horace L. Hastings.Color photograph.
Box 2#6.16.19
Ellis Gray Loring, one of the earliest Boston supporters of Wm. Lloyd Garrison.Engraving.
Box 2#6.16.20
Samuel May.Photograph.
Box 2#6.16.21
Theodore Parker.Photograph.
Box 2#6.16.22
Wendell Phillips and Ann Terry Green Phillips.Slide is cracked.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 2#6.16.23
Wendell Phillips, 1811-1884.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 2#6.16.24
Rev. John Pierpont.Engraving.
Box 2#6.16.25
Edmund Quincy.Engraving.
Box 2#6.16.26
Samuel E. Sewall.Engraving.
Box 2#6.16.27
Harriet Beecher Stowe.Photograph.
Box 2#6.16.28
George Thompson.Engraving.
Box 2#6.16.29
Harriet Tubman.Photograph.
Box 2#6.16.30
Daniel Webster.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 2#6.16.31
Hon. Daniel Webster addressing the citizens of Boston in front of the Revere House.Hand-colored engraving.Slide is cracked.

Originally published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 19 July 1851, p. 37.

Box 2#6.16.32
John Greenleaf Whittier.Engraving.

II. Views

Box 2#6.16.33
Army & Navy monument, Boston Common.Color photograph.
Box 2#6.16.34
Boston Harbor from Post Office Tower.Photograph.
Box 2#6.16.35
Home of John Hancock, Beacon St., Boston.Color photograph.
Box 3#6.16.36
Home of John Hancock, Beacon St., Boston.Color photograph.
Box 3#6.16.37
Brattle St., Court St., and Scollay Square.Color photograph.
Box 3#6.16.38
Old West Church, Cambridge St., Boston.Color photograph.
Box 3#6.16.39
Wendell Phillips's late residence, Common Street, Boston.Engraving.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 3#6.16.40
Merchants Hall in 1831, corner of Congress and Water Streets where the first issue of the Liberator was published.Engraving.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 3#6.16.41
Academy of Fine Arts, Boston.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 3#6.16.42
No. 25 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. The first Cornhill home of William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator, after the Broadcloth Mob of 1835.Photograph.
Box 3#6.16.43
Dix Place, Boston, Mass., home of William Lloyd Garrison.Engraving.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 3#6.16.44
Wendell Phillips's house, Essex Street, Boston.Color photograph.
Box 3#6.16.45
Interior of Faneuil Hall.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 3#6.16.46
Exterior of Faneuil Hall.Color photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 3#6.16.47
Exterior of Faneuil Hall.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 3#6.16.48
Home of Francis Jackson, 31 Hollis St., Boston, "here Harriet Martineau avowed herself an abolitionist."Engraving.Slide is broken.

Reproduced from Archibald H. Grimke, "Anti-Slavery Boston," in New England Magazine, Dec. 1890, pp. 441-459.

Box 3#6.16.49
Hollis St. Church, Boston, Mass. Rev. John Pierpont, Pastor, 1819; Rev. Thomas Starr King, 1848.Colored engraving.
Box 3#6.16.50
Marlboro Hotel, showing passageway to the Marlboro Chapel, Marlborough St.Engraving.Slide is cracked.

Reproduced from Smith, Harriet, "The Lowell Institute," Bay State Monthly, new series, vol. 11 (Sep. 1894-Feb. 1895), p. 713.

Box 4#6.16.51
Birthplace of Benjamin Franklin, Milk St., Boston.Colored engraving.
Box 4#6.16.52
Lincoln Emancipation statue, Park Square.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 4#6.16.53
Park Street Church and Granary Burying Ground.Photograph.
Box 4#6.16.54
Pine St. Church, Boston, Mass. Rev. Amos A. Phelps, the Abolitionist pastor 1831-1834.Engraving.
Box 4#6.16.55
Charles Sumner monument, Public Garden, Boston.Color photograph.
Box 4#6.16.56
Interior of Christ Church, Salem St., Boston, showing "Negro loft."Photograph.
Box 4#6.16.57
"Old" City Hall, School St., with statue of Benjamin Franklin.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 4#6.16.58
Old Joy Street Baptist Church, Smith Court.Photograph.
Box 4#6.16.59
Hotel Touraine, Tremont St., Boston, site of home of John Q. Adams and birthplace of C. F. Adams.Color photograph.Slide is broken.
Box 4#6.16.60
King's Chapel, Tremont St., Boston.Color photograph.
Box 4#6.16.61
Park Street Church Boston, Tremont St.Color photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 4#6.16.62
St. Paul's Church, Old Masonic Temple. In Temple's upper story was the famous school of A. Bronson Alcott, the philosopher, Tremont St. Boston.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 4#6.16.63
Tremont Temple, Tremont St.Color photograph.
Box 4#6.16.64
Tremont Temple in 1861.Colored engraving.
Box 4#6.16.65
338 Washington St., Boston, where the last number of the Liberator was issued.Photograph.Slide is cracked.
Box 5#6.16.66
Elmwood, Cambridge, home of James R. Lowell.Photograph.
Box 6#6.16.67
Old Grammar School, Newburyport; William Lloyd Garrison's birthplace.Colored engraving.Slide is cracked.

III. Miscellaneous engravings, manuscript, and printed material

Box 5#6.16.68
Rendition of Anthony Burns, March down State Street.Engraving.
Box 5#6.16.69
Title page of The Boston Slave Riot and Trial of Anthony Burns.
Box 5#6.16.70
Caution!! Colored people of Boston, April 24, 1851.Broadside.
Box 5#6.16.71
Four mastheads of the Liberator.Engraving.
Box 5#6.16.72
Front page of the Liberator, vol. 1, no. 17.
Box 5#6.16.73
Murder of Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, Alton Riot.Colored engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 5#6.16.74
Business card of J. W. Odell, Negro Broker, Knoxville, Tenn.
Box 5#6.16.75
Boston Police and Night Watch conveying the fugitive slave Sims to the vessel.Engraving.Slide is cracked.

Originally published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 19 July 1851, p. 44.

Box 5#6.16.76
Departure of the Brig Acorn from Boston Harbor with Sims on Board.Colored engraving.

Originally published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 3 May 1851, p. 28.

Box 5#6.16.77
Title page of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.Slide is cracked.
Box 5#6.16.78
Charles Sumner autograph quotation, 25 November 1855.
Box 5#6.16.79
Thompson the abolitionist.Broadside announcing George Thompson's appearance in Boston in 1835.
Box 5#6.16.80
The domestic slave trade.Colored engraving.
Box 5#6.16.81
Sale of "60 very choice sugar plantation hands," 27 February 1858.Broadside.
Box 5#6.16.82
Manuscript document transferring ownership of a slave in 1839.
Box 6#6.16.83
John Eliot preaching to the Indians.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.84
Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.85
Boston Massacre, from an engraving by Paul Revere.
Box 6#6.16.86
Battle of Bunker Hill.Engraving.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.87
Bombardment of Fort Sumter.Engraving.
Box 6#6.16.88
Fort Sumter.Political cartoon by Thomas Nast.Captioned in graphite, "War on our schools."

Anti-Irish, anti-Catholic cartoon which appeared in Harper's Weekly, 19 Mar. 1870. The image does not contain the caption as originally published.

Box 6#6.16.89
Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation.Engraving.
Box 6#6.16.90
Surrender of Robert E. Lee.Engraving.
Box 6#6.16.91
The cotton gin, from E. S. Ellis's Standard History of the U.S.Colored engraving.
Box 6#6.16.92
Cover of Horace Hastings's Pebbles from the Path of a Pilgrim.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.93
Illustrated title page for Horace Hastings's Will the Old Book Stand.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.94
Lyrics of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," along with an image of battle.
Box 6#6.16.95
Lyrics of "Dixie," along with a colored photograph of slaves working in the cotton fields.Label on verso: Illuminated hymns "Dixie" Darkies picking cotton from nature. "Economic series" on slide.
Box 6#6.16.96
Lyrics of "My country 'tis of thee," along with image of a soldier sitting at a desk under a bunting.
Box 6#6.16.97
Lyrics of "My country 'tis of thee," along with image of a soldier sitting at a desk under a bunting.Colored image.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.98
Music and lyrics for "Shall we meet beyond the river."Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.99
Music and lyrics for "Shall we meet beyond the river" below a photograph of Horace L. Hastings.Slide is cracked.
Box 6#6.16.100
First verse of G. F. Root's "Tramp, tramp, tramp" with a colored engraving of soldiers in prison cell.Corner of slide broken.

Preferred Citation

Antislavery movement lantern slides, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885--Portraits.
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879--Portraits.
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884--Portraits.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896--Portraits.
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913--Portraits.

Organizations:

Battle Creek Sanitarium (Battle Creek, Mich.). Art Department.
Soule Art Publishing Co. (Boston, Mass.).
Williams, Browne & Earle (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Subjects:

Abolitionists--Pictorial works.
Antislavery movements--United States--Pictorial works.
Boston (Mass.)--History--Pictorial works.
Lantern slides.
Slavery--United States--Pictorial works.