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Introducing the Harriet Hayden Albums

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenaeum, Boston MA

Jan 21 2021
Introducing the Harriet Hayden Albums

Explore Boston’s thriving Beacon Hill anti-slavery community through the photo albums of nineteenth-century activist Harriet Bell Hayden, a survivor of slavery.

Lecture: Introducing the Harriet Hayden Albums: A Social History of Photography, Agency & Identity in Late 19th Century Boston
with Theo Tyson
Join Theo Tyson, Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art and Culture as she shares her insights and inquiries on a set of nineteenth-century photo albums that belonged to Harriet Bell Hayden (1816-1893), a survivor of slavery and anti-slavery activist. Married to famed abolitionist Lewis Hayden (1811-1889), Mrs. Hayden’s albums are a unique

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