The Lost Museum Archive

"Scipio Hunted," Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1853

This image was one of 27 woodcuts that appeared in the first British illustrated edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1853. Created by the internationally-known illustrator George Cruikshank, it bore the caption "Scipio Hunted, 'As Men Hunt a Deer!'" From its first edition onward, Stowe's novel contained illustrations that gave readers powerful visual details to bolster her anti-slavery story.

Scipio Hunted