Black ink on paper, printed copy of [An / Address / Delivered Before A Meeting / Of The / Members And Friends / Of The / Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society / During The Annual Fair / December 19, 1849 / By W.H. Furness.]. The publisher’s information can be found on the bottom of the cover page: [Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, No. 7 Carter’s Alley. 1850.] The cover is a faded green paper and is worn around the edges. The address has 16 interior pages written in black ink on white paper.
Medium: ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions: H x W: 8 5/8 × 5 1/2 in. (21.9 × 14 cm)
Object number: 2010.59.12
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Subject of: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, American, founded 1838
Published by: Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, American
Place depicted: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Written by: William Henry Furness, American, 1802 - 1896
Place printed: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Caption: William Henry Furness was the Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and a prominent abolitionist whose home was used as a station on the Underground Railroad.
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture