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
Envelope postmarked at Harper’s Ferry, October 16, 1934, in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Raid From the collection of Alice Keesey Mecoy (if you have ever looked at Ebay and wondered “who buys those post cards and old envelopes?” It’s me.
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
Charlestown, Va, 2nd, December, 1859 “I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty, land: will never be purged away; but with Blood. I had as I now think: vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed; it might be done.” One Hundred Fifty years ago today, John Brown, my Great, Read More
A Great Man is executed
1859 — Charles Town, Virginia John Brown is hanged for his crimes against the state of Virginia 1949 — The United Nations The UN declares Dec 2, as the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Today is a day for reflection, contemplation, and honoring those who have been affected by the horrors of slavery.
25 Notable Kansans Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced the 25 Most Notable Kansans between Aug 15 and Sept 18, 2011. The full list and exhibit information is here. Each week the Governor unveiled 5 of the Notable Kansans at a special event. The list was compiled as part of the 150 year celebration of Kansas. Read More
A newly found cousin has given me 22 new family members to add to the John Brown Family Database. 22 new people!!!! And I have been able to fill in some other information I have been lacking. Happy Dance — Happy Dance — Happy Dance I have learned that: The C in Abigail C Hinckley’s Read More
Circa 1965 The Beatles with Mary Wells Hulton Archive/Getty Image A soon-to-be auctioned contract from The Beatles 1965 tour shows that the Fab Four’s belief in a truly universal egalitarian sociaty was more than just pretty words and music. The contract for an Aug 31, 1965 concert to be held in the Cow Palace in Read More
I spent last evening looking at the “hints” that Ancestry.com wags in my face. For the uneducated, Ancestry.com constantly searches family trees, and historical documents for information that MIGHT be a match to a person in your tree. When they find one, they place a picture of a leaf on the screen that moves back Read More