Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Fuli, Kimbo, Saby, and Marqu

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, James Weldon Johnson Collection by beineckepoetry on August 22, 2009

Pen-and-Ink drawings of the so-called Amistad prisoners, Africans, who,  after being abducted from their homeland, revolted and took control of the slave ship transporting them, killing many crew members. The drawings were made by New Haven resident William H. Townsend, while the captives were awaiting trial. More information and images of the complete collection can be found in the Beinecke’s Digital Library: Drawings of Amistad Prisoners









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  1. nursemyra said, on August 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I came here from uncertain times blog. great images

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