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Living in a cave

@ Library Company of Philadelphia


Engraving shows Harry Grimes, a fugitive slave from North Carolina. During his 1857 escape, Grimes lived in the woods, taking shelter in a cave and a hollowed out poplar tree. Here, he builds a fire with some charcoal that he found.; E.B. sc.; Illustration in William Still's Underground Rail Road: a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c. (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), p. 425.

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