Skip to main content

William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison
Usage Conditions Apply
Artist
Bobbett & Hooper Wood Engraving Co., active 1855 - 1870?
Copy after
Henry Louis Stephens, 1824 - 1882
Sitter
William Lloyd Garrison, 10 Dec 1805 - 24 May 1879
Date
1862
Type
Print
Medium
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions
Image: 27.7 × 19.8cm (10 7/8 × 7 13/16")
Sheet: 28.5 × 21.3cm (11 1/4 × 8 3/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.78.229
Exhibition Label
Born Newburyport, Massachusetts
During the three decades preceding the Civil War, no figure loomed more prominently in the crusade against slavery than William Lloyd Garrison, founding editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator. In its pages, he was one of the first to demand complete and immediate freedom for African Americans. When this caricature of Garrison appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair on August 23, 1862, President Lincoln had already written a draft of his Emancipation Proclamation, intending shortly to put abolitionists’ rhetoric into action.
Nacido en Newburyport, Massachusetts
A lo largo de las tres décadas que precedieron a la Guerra Civil, no hubo figura más prominente en la cruzada antiesclavista que William Lloyd Garrison, editor fundador del periódico abolicionista The Liberator. Desde sus páginas, Garrison fue uno de los primeros en exigir la total e inmediata liberación de los afroamericanos. Cuando esta caricatura apareció en la portada de Vanity Fair el 23 de agosto de 1862, el presidente Lincoln ya había escrito un borrador de su Proclamación de Emancipación, con la pronta intención de convertir en acción la retórica de los abolicionistas.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
See more items in
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Usage
Not determined