You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Album with rare 1860s Harriet Tubman photo sells for $161K

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/30/2017
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Swan Auction Galleries shows a photograph of 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Swann Galleries is offering the circa late 1860s image for sale in New York during their auction of books, other printed material and photos from the slavery and abolition eras on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Courtesy Swann Auction Galleries via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This undated file photo provided by Swan Auction Galleries shows a photograph of 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Swann Galleries is offering the circa late 1860s image for sale in New York during their auction of books, other printed material and photos from the slavery and abolition eras on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Courtesy Swann Auction Galleries via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman has been sold at a New York City auction for $161,000.

Swann Galleries says the circa late 1860s image and other items in the album sold Thursday for a hammer price of $130,000, plus a $31,000 auctioneer fee. The album had an estimated sale price of $20,000 to $30,000.

The winning bid was made by phone by Lion Heart Autographs, a Manhattan-based dealer.

The Tubman photo shows her seated on a chair and was taken in Auburn in central New York in 1868 or 1869.

The Maryland-born Tubman led escaped slaves to freedom before and during the Civil War. She settled in Auburn after the war and is buried there.

___

This story has been corrected to show the sale price was $161,000, not $162,500.

AdChoices
AdChoices
AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon