Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 40

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) CRAFT, ELLEN. Ellen Craft, The Fugitive Slave. Engraving, 9- 1/8x6- 1/8mounted on a piece of heavy stock; some slight mottling. Np[possibly England], circa 1850

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Ellen Craft (1826-1897) and her husband William were slaves on a Georgia plantation. In 1848 they decided to escape to freedom. Ellen was a very light skinned woman, her husband William quite dark. She dressed in men''s clothing, wearing dark glasses and a cloak, and posing as master and slave they made their way North to Philadelphia where William Wells Brown met and escorted them to Boston.