37″h X 32½”w
Silk – hand dyed, printed and stitched.
During the era of slavery, the Underground Railroad was a network of routes, places, and people that helped enslaved people in the American South gain their freedom by escaping bondage. Owners of slaves, especially after federal law passed Fugitive Slave Laws in 1793 and 1850, took extreme steps to capture and return their “property”. The classified ads depicted in this piece are from the archived Louisville Daily Journal.