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Fugitives Arriving at Indiana Farm

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Fugitives Arriving at Indiana Farm

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Around 1893, American artist Charles T. Webber painted The Underground Railroad, as a tribute to the work of abolitionists earlier in the century. The painting shows fugitive slaves arriving at the farm of Levi Coffin, a station master of the Underground Railroad who helped more than 3,000 slaves escape to freedom. It also shows Levi Coffin, who is standing on the wagon, Coffin's wife, Catherine, and the noted abolitionist, Hannah Haydock.

This painting, fully titled Fugitives Arriving at Levi Coffin's Indiana Farm, A Busy Station of the Underground Railroad, is a copy of Webber's The Underground Railroad. It is undated.

Image Credit: Corbis-Bettman

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