Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott

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Title

Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott

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 image of two men, one helping the other into a coat, and the description of Lloyd Scott's importance in Portland and the importance of second hand clothing in the underground railroad and abolitionist movement.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1842

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Inscription

SECONDHAND CLOTHING STORE OF LLOYD SCOTT, 44 EXCHANGE STREET. SCOTT BECAME VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTLAND UNION ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY IN 1842.

SECONDHAND CLOTHING STORES WERE ESSENTIAL TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND BECAME SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES FOR MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS. PASSENGERS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NEEDED WARM CLOTHING. ABOLITIONIST PAMPHLETS WERE SOMETIMES STITCHED INTO CLOTHING GIVEN TO AFRICAN AMERICAN SAILORS TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH.

Files

Secondhand clothing.jpg

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed April 22, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/38.

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