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THE AMISTAD SURVIVORS


                                                                                       Fuli                                                                        Yuanf                                                                          Kezzuza                                                   Unidentified young man                                                           Suma


The above images depict the Amistad captives (Africans enslaved  after the abolishment of slavery in the Spanish Dominions in 1820) were created insitu by Wm. H Towsend (1822-1851) while the Amistads' Survivors Trial was pending in New Haven, Conn.

Curatorial Area:  Beinecke Library

The Image(s) medium is Pen and Ink. There were Twenty Two (22) Survivors, and accordingly-Twenty Two (22) images in all.

A self purported Cousin of the Artist donated The Collection of images to Yale University.


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"Creator:  John Warner Barber, "1798-1885 Grissold," ...
Publisher:  E.L. & J.W. Barber.  Hitchcock & Stafford, printers
The above item is the First of Five works bound together.  Binder's title:  "The Amistad captives"  Date:  1840.


The Amistads', a Spanish Schooner, circumstantial accounting is that the Africnas onboard overtook the Cuban Masters and took control of the Amistad:  The Amistad along with the Africans were captured near Long Island, New York... 
 The case ultimately went before the Supreme Court of The United States for the district of Connecticut.

Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library; Armistad Prisoners (Records appear in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog) 



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