Abolition of Colonial Slavery Meeting, 1830 (letterpress)

An 1830 poster advertising a meeting of abolitionists

New scientific discoveries, philosophies and religious movements changed how people thought in the 18th century. Many began to question the morality of slavery. This poster advertises just one of the many meetings held by those people – called “abolitionists” – in the long campaign to end slavery in Britain.

English School (19th century)
Private Collection, The Bridgeman Art Library

Paper, Letterpress
IDMGS 187687
© 2008, The Bridgeman Art Library. All Rights Reserved.

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