Barbershop Owned by Charles Frederick Eastman

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Title

Barbershop Owned by Charles Frederick Eastman

Description

Square stone pillar with two bronze plaques on the flat top of the marker which is angled at about 30 degrees. The plaque closest to the top of the marker is a bronze relief image of 5 people grouped together, pointing to the sky; they seem to be a family, with parents, two older children (son and daughter), and one small child. The son is holding a lantern and the daughter has a shawl with a star pattern draped over her uplifted arm. This plaque also has the title and information about the trail inscribed on it. The second plaque is lower on the pillar face. It has a small silhouette of a man and a description of Charles Frederick Eastman and his business.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Temporal Coverage

1842

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Inscription

BARBER SHOP OF CHARLES F. EASTMAN
129 CONGRESS STREET
CONDUCTOR ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
ENTREPRENEUR

EASTMAN (1821-1880) WAS BARBER, SECOND-HAND CLOTHING DEALER, MARINER, AND HACK DRIVER. HE WAS ALSO A FINANCIAL SUPPORTER OF THE ABYSSINIAN MEETING HOUSE AND SCHOOL.
HE OWNED AND OPERATED SEVERAL BARBER SHOPS WITH HIS FOUR SONS, INCLUDING ONE ON THIS SITE. BARBER SHOPS WERE IMPORTANT CENTERS OF COMMUNICATION IN THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT AND AIDED FREEDOM SEEKERS IN CHANGING THEIR APPEARANCE.

Files

Markers 9- the Reckoning - 1.jpg

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Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Barbershop Owned by Charles Frederick Eastman,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed July 16, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/25.

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