Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years
The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's suspected age in this photo is about 30 years.