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To John Browm In Prison, a poem

John Brown While pulling the pictures for John Brown’s Birthday post I found a snippet of poetry on the back of this portrait.  Here is the poem in full for your enjoyment Poems by David Barker.  Located on Google Books. Published in 1876

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Happy Birthday John Brown

May 9, 1800, John Brown was born. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of the many faces of John Brown I have in my collection.       I hope you enjoyed this collection of John Brown faces.                           Read More

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A new song about John Brown

A gentleman, Dwight Jenkins, left me a note on my Blog last month about being so moved while visiting John Brown’s grave in East Elba, NY, that he wrote a song. Thank you Dwight for sharing it with me and the world. Click here to view Dwight’s YouTube post     I hope you all Read More

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Daguerreotypist Augustus Washington and John Brown’s body

I found an extremely interesting article  today about Augustus Washington, his photography shop in Connecticut and the infamous daguerreotype of John Brown.  The article appeared in the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper and can be read in its entirety here.   In related daguerreotype news –  Please join me in supporting a truly Read More

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A Poem about John Brown from 1859

How Old Brown Took Harper’s Ferry Edmund Clarence Stedman 1859   John Brown in Kansas settled, like a steadfast Yankee farmer,    Brave and godly, with four sons, all stalwart men of might. There he spoke aloud for Freedom, and the Border-strife grew        warmer,    Till the Rangers fired his dwelling, in his absence, Read More