Illustration of the death of Reverend E. P. Lovejoy in 1837

Title

Illustration of the death of Reverend E. P. Lovejoy in 1837

Subject

Lovejoy, Elijah P. (Elijah Parish), 1802-1837; Abolitionists; Mobs

Description

Woodcut showing large group of armed men attacking a two-and-a-half story stone building (Alton Observer building). Weapons shown are rifles, pistols, sledge-hammers, and a pike. Most men are in group approaching building, but three men to the far left are firing from behind a low wall, three more are at the immediate left of the building, one is at the top of a ladder, supported by another man, and two men are attempting to break down the door of the building. Riot resulted in the death of Reverend Elijah Parish Lovejoy, abolitionist, newspaper editor, and Presbyterian minister.

Source

Missouri History Museum Photograph and Prints collections; http://collections.mohistory.org/resourceMgr/149886.html

Date

1837-1843

Rights

This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924.

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

999 × 704 pixels

Files

The_Pro-Slavery_Riot_on_November_7,_1837._Death_of_Rev._E._P._Lovejoy.jpg

Citation

“Illustration of the death of Reverend E. P. Lovejoy in 1837,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/762.

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