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Postcard: West Virginia: Charleston, Jail
Postcard featuring an image of the exterior of the jail in Charleston, West Virginia. Caption: "Charlestown is the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia (then Virginia), and on the Shenandoah Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio, about 10 miles southwest of Harper's Ferry. In 1859 it had a population of less than 1,500, about one-third of whom were colored. It is surrounded by a fertile and beautiful country. The jail in which John Brown was confined and from which he was taken to execution has been rebuilt and modernized."
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Kent State University
Special Collections and Archives
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Brown, John, 1800-1859
Prison Postcards collection
United States. West Virginia