The Branded Hand of
Captain Jonathan Walker
sixth-plate by Southworth and Hawes, 1845


The inscription on the back of the case reads:

"This Daguerreotype was taken by Southworth Aug. 1845 it is a copy of Captain Jonathan Walker's hand as branded by the U.S. Marshall of the Dist. of Florida for having helped 7 men to obtain 'Life Liberty, and Happiness.'
SS   Slave Saviour   Northern Dist.
SS   Slave Stealer   Southern Dist."

   This daguerreotype was also used as the basis for a wood engraving.
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