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"Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect.

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"Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect.
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Print Collection portrait file

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Dred Scott.

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Topics
Public figures
Scott, Dred, 1809-1858
Genres
Clippings
Portraits
Type of Resource
Still image
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Other local Identifier: Portrait File
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 32204310-c5a5-012f-fb02-58d385a7bc34
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  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. ""Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab6ea50c-df01-e193-e040-e00a18060a05

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. ""Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab6ea50c-df01-e193-e040-e00a18060a05

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab6ea50c-df01-e193-e040-e00a18060a05

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"Dred Scott--photographed by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis."--This portrait appeared in Vol. IV, June 27th, 1857, and illustrated the most celebrated slave case ever tried. The case was concerning the freedom of a negro who had gone to a free state and returned to a slave state. It was carried to the Supreme Court, where chief Justice Taney said the southern belief was that a negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect.