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Posted on 02/04/2014


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Chatham's Favorites

Chatham's Favorites
Posted October 9, 1905 at Chatham, Ontario to Mr. W. J. Lane of Romney, Ontario (with a receiver postmark October 10 from Wheatley, Ontario). The card is interesting because it shows what appear to be three black men as "Chatham's Favorites". Chatham was one of the end points of the Underground Railroad and had (and still has) a sizeable black population by Canadian standards. The image in the centre looks as though it could be of an escaped slave, possibly Josiah Henson (the inspiration for the slave character in "Uncle Tom's Cabin). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Henson

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