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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, 1850.
The escape of Henry Brown from Richmond to Philadelphia via Adams' Express, in a box labelled 'This side up with care'; Frederick Douglass is second from left. Lithograph, 1850.
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FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT, c1850.
'Operations of the Fugitive-Slave Law.' A fugitive slave captured by his owner. Engraving, c1850.
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CIVIL WAR: CONTRABANDS.
A large number of escaped slaves at Hampton, Virginia, on their way to seek refuge at Fort Monroe, August 1861. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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DAVID ESCAPES FROM SAUL.
Michal helps David escape from King Saul (I Samuel 19). Illumination from an early 15th century English manuscript.
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TOWER OF LONDON: ESCAPE.
In 1244 Prince Griffin of Wales tried to escape from his prison in the Tower of London using his tied bedclothes as a rope. The rope broke and the prisoner fell to his death. English manuscript illumination from 'Historia Anglorum' by Matthew Paris, 1250-1259.
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RUSSIA: CONVICTS, c1885.
Three escaped Russian convicts standing in a field in Siberia. Photographed c1885.
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ESCAPES AND ESCAPE ATTEMPTS FROM EAST.
Escapes and escape attempts from East Germany Failed escape attempt of refugee Bernd Sievert| he's being carried off by East German border guards after they shot him in the death strip of the Berlin Wall - - 05.09.1971, ullstein bild ID 00170460.
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ESCAPES AND ESCAPE ATTEMPTS FROM EAST.
Escapes and escape attempts from East Germany Escape of the Strelzyk family by a self-made hot-air balloon from Thuringia, East Germany, to Bavaria in 1979 - Picture of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families with the leading actor of the movie Night Crossing , f.l.t.r.: Petra Wetzel, Doris Strelzyk, actor John Hurt, Guente
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LOYALISTS TO CANADA.
American loyalists on their way to Canada following the end of the American Revolution, c1784. Illustration, 1901, by Howard Pyle.
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RUNAWAY SLAVE AD, 1838.
American newspaper advertisment offering a reward for Henry May, a runaway slave. Newspaper, 1838.
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JOHN CHAMPE (1752-1798).
Sergeant major in the Continental Army. 'Escape of Sergeant Champe' from an American patrol, in order to fake his desertion and so begin an assignment as a double agent in an attempt to capture Benedict Arnold, October 1780. The British soldiers in the boat are firing at his pursuers. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0408517
EMPRESS MATILDA (1102-1167).
Matilda or Maud. English princess. Consort of Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. The flight of Matilda and her attending knights from the besieged castle at Oxford, England, December 1142. Wood engraving, English, c1875.
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0131407
BRITISH PRISON SHIP, 1770s.
Five Americans escaping from the British prison ship 'Jersey,' anchored in the East River, New York, during the Revolutionary War. Wood engraving, American, 1838.
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WILLIE SUTTON (1901-1980).
American bank robber. On a FBI Most Wanted poster after his escape from a Pennsylvania prison. Poster, 1950.
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0112552
CONGRESS OF VIENNA, 1815.
Diplomats at the Congress of Vienna are interrupted in their deliberations by the return of Napoleon I, the dethroned emperor of France, from his exile on the island of Elba, March 1815. Contemporary aquatint.
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0110207
DIVIDED BERLIN, 1961.
Berliners pass through a wire fence to go from East to West Berlin in the summer of 1961, before the Berlin Wall was built.
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0060507
CIVIL WAR: FUGITIVES, 1862.
Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock River, Virginia, August 1862. Oil over a photograph by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.
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0011034
COLUMBUS: DATI, 1493.
Native Americans flee in fear of Columbus. Woodcut from Giuliano Dati's 'Isole Trovate Nuovamente Per El Re di Spagna,' Florence, 1493.
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0622695
CONRAD SCHUMANN (1942-1998). German soldier known for defecting from East Germany to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall. Leaping over the barbed wire separating East Berlin from West Berlin. Photograph, 15 August 1961.
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SOJOURNER TRUTH
(c1797-1883). Born Isabella Baumfree. American abolitiionist and women's rights activist. Carte de visite photograph, 1864.
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0622416
CIVIL WAR: FLORENCE STOCKADE.
Escapee from the Confederate prisoner-of-war camp known as the Florence Stockade being brought down by dogs, 1864. Engraving by James E. Taylor, 1897.
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0622233
CHINA: BOXER REBELLION.
Chinese Christians leaving Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Stereograph, c1902.
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0008638
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION, 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., 14 April 1865. Engraving, 1865.
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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, 1852.
The runaway slave Scipio hunted by a mob, as his master, St. Clare, tries to prevent his death by buying Scipio again. Engraving after George Cruikshank from the first English edition, 1883, of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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0046358
FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.
Fresco by Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, c1305.
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0325132
TENNESSEE: FLOOD, 1937.
A family on the move in Ridgely, Tennessee during the flooding of the Ohio River. Photograph by Edwin Locke, February 1937.
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0167215
WWII: BATTLESHIP BOILER.
Crew members in the boiler room of a battleship urge the boilers to go full speed to evade Japanese planes in the South Pacific. Watercolor by Dwight Shepler, c1943.
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0024753
GENESIS: LOT.
Lot and his family leaving Sodom. Oil on canvas by Peter Paul Rubens.
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0038765
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, 1838.
Runaway slaves travelling North along the Underground Railroad in 1838. Illustration, c1931.
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0054732
IRVING: SLEEPY HOLLOW, 1820. The headless horseman scares Ichabod Crane out of town. Engraving, American, 1876, for Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' first published in 1820.
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0066849
EXPRESS MAIL, 1840s.
A mail carrier from Henry Wells' express service being pursued by Post Office agents, wanting to arrest him. In the 1840s, Wells' much less expensive express service eventually forced the U.S. government to lower the postal rates by three-fourths. Wood engraving, American, 1875.
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0167304
WWII: CRASH LANDING, 1945.
The pilot of a U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat escapes after a crash landing on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier, 1945.
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0124038
LANDING OF COLUMBUS, 1492.
Native Americans flee in fear of Columbus. Woodcut from Giuliano Dati's 'Isole Trovate Nuovamente Per El Re di Spagna,' Florence, 1493.
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0408085
KING PETER I OF SERBIA
(1844-1921). Peter I Karageorgevich. King of Serbia, 1903-1921. King Peter retreating from German invaders during World War I. Photograph, c1915.
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FINE ART.
Destruction of Herculaneum, by Alessandro Castelli (1809-1902). Detail. Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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FINE ART.
The ballad of Leonora (or Lenore), 1839, by Horace Vernet (1789-1863). Full Credit: DEA PICTURE LIBRARY / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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ARABIAN NIGHTS: CARPET.
The magic flying carpet of Solomon. Steel engraving, American, c1850.
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0101543
BANK ROBBER, 1890.
A thief in a New York bank. Wood engraving, American, 1890.
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0001146
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, 1934.
Robert Donat in the title role in a scene from the film 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' 1934.
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RELIGIOUS FUGITIVES.
Fugitives for conscience sake (Huguenots or Walloons) leaving the Flemish coast for America, early 17th century. Steel engraving, English, 1880, after a painting by Charles Joseph Staniland.
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