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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

Henry Moses (1782-1870), artist. Joseph Collyer (1748-1827), engraver. Dedicated to Prince William Frederic, Duke of Gloucester, to commemorate the abolition of the slave trade by Great Britain in 1807.

Abolition of the Slave Trade

Britannia is trampling on the emblems of slavery, holding a banner declaring the abolition and attending to the voices of justice and religion. On the left, the trade is represented by a ship freighted with slaves and by the standard on which is inscribed "The sufferings of the Negroes." On the right is a bust of abolitionist William Wilberforce with a scroll containing the names of the principal speakers in favor of the abolition in both houses of Parliament.

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Image ID: 485329
Title: Abolition of the slave trade.
Source: Print collection.
Name: Collyer, Joseph (1748-1827) - Engraver
Name: Moses, Henry (1782-1870) - Artist
Created: 1807
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: Abolition movement
Slave trade

Keywords: Abolition
Wilberforce, William
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