Church Meeting, Cincinnati, 1853

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Image Reference

The Illustrated London News (April 30, 1853), p. 276. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photogaphs Division, LC-USZ62-30794)

Caption, "Meeting in the African Church, Cincinnati, Ohio"; preacher exhorting his congregation. This identical image appeared six years later in Ballou's Pictorial (Sept. 24, 1859; p. 208), with the caption, "sunday meeting of colored people at Chicago" (see image reference Ballou17-208 on this website). Although depicting free people of African descent, a similar scene might have taken place in urban areas of some of the slave states.