A Disease Called Freedom

All items in the exhibition belong to Derrick Joshua Beard.
When appropriate, the format and date appear first, followed by the artist/author/ subject, title, edition statement, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, pagination, size (height by width by depth), and notes.

# 70


Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Little Eva: the flower of the South.
– New York: Published by Phil. J. Cozans, 107 Nassau St., N.Y., Stereotyped by Vincent L. Dill, 128 Fulton St., 1850-1859? – 8 p. : col. ill.; 22.5 x 14.5 cm. – (Aunt Mary’s Picture Book).
[This copy mis-bound: i.e., p. 5-8, [1]-4. – Publisher and series from cover. – Attributed to Stowe; based on characters in Uncle Tom’s cabin.– Wood-engraved illustrations are hand-colored.– Some illustrations signed: Baldwin, N.Y. Others and title vignette signed: Smith.– Ornamental border frames each page.– Publisher’s advertisements on back cover. – Printed paper cover]

# 70

[Book, 1847]
The anti-slavery alphabet. – Philadelphia: Printed for the Anti-Slavery Fair, 1847. – 16 p. : ill.; 17 x 10.5 cm.
[Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, 7 Carter’s alley. – PARTIAL CONTENTS: A is an Abolitionist–A man who wants to free The wretched slave– and give to all An equal liberty. – B is a Brother with a skin Of somewhat darker hue, But in our Heavenly Father’s sight, He is as dear as you. – C is the Cotton-field, to which This injured brother’s driven, When, as the white man’s slave, he toils From early morn till even... – Printed paper cover]

[Book, 1857]
The child’s book of slavery; or, slavery made plain. – Cincinnati: American Reform Tract and Book Society, 1857. – 143 p., + [4] p. of adv.: ill., 15 x 10 cm.
[PARTIAL CONTENTS: The Design. – Have you seen Slavery? – The number of Slaves. – The Duty of learning about Slavery. – Does Color make Slavery? – What is a Slave? – Slaves can not own any thing... – Stamped cloth binding]


[Ambrotype, ca. 1850]
Mayer, J.S. – 349 Canal St. [New Orleans]
[Freewoman of color with book]

Cased image, 1/6 plate
9.5 x 8.5 cm.

[Ambrotype, ca. 1859]
Mayer, J.S. – 349 Canal St. [New Orleans]
[Freewoman of color]

Cased image, 1/6 plate
9.5 x 8.5 cm.


[Albumen print, ca. 1863]
O’Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
[Civil War stable hands]

19 x 23.5 cm.

[Stereo view card, ca. 1863]
Brady & Co., Washington
Photographic History: The War for the Union: War views, Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va., No. 2296

8 x 17.5 cm.
[?Published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway, New-York. Negative by Brady & Co., Washington” – on verso]

[Tintype, ca. 1865]
[Civil War soldier]
Cased image, 1/6 plate
9.5 x 8 cm.

# 76

[Pin, ca. 1865-1910]
Ready and forward [Buffalo Soldiers]
Polychromed brass. 2.5 x 2.5 cm.

[Pin, ca. 1865-1910]
24 E [24th Infantry, Company E?]
Brass. 4 x 6 cm.

[Pin, ca. 1865-1910]
25 E [25th Infantry, Company E?]
Brass. 4 x 6 cm.

[Cabinet card, ca. 1870?]
[Buffalo soldier with cigar]
14 x 9.5 cm.

[Book, 1891]
Emilio, Luis F. (Luis Fenollosa), b. 1844
History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865 / by Luis E. Emilio. – Boston: Boston Book Company, 1891. – xvi, 410 p. : portraits, maps ; 22 x 15.5 cm.
[Cover title: A brave Black regiment. – CONTENTS: p. [xiii]. – LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: p. [xv]. – “It is twenty-six years since our Civil War ended...” p. [vii]. – “...while the men of the Fifty-fourth shared the courage and patriotism which characterized all our citizen soldiery, they also represented more conspicuously, perhaps, than any other colored regiment the political policy of emancipation into which the war forced us, and the interesting military experience embodied in the organization, from a mob of freed slaves, of a disciplined and effective army of two hundred thousand men.” – p. viii-ix. – Pressed cloth binding]

[Book, 1902]
Cashin, Herschel V.
Under fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry: being a brief, comprehensive review of the Negro’s participation in the wars of the United States: especially showing the valor and heroism of the Negro soldiers ...: thrilling episodes interest