The photos we have all seen of Harriet Tubman show her later in life. Most were taken decades after she helped rescue more than one hundred enslaved men and women though the underground railroad and in a daring raid during the Civil War. In her younger years, Tubman was careful not to have her photograph taken since bounty hunters were pursuing her.
Recently a previously unknown photo of Harriet Tubman went up for auction. It was found in an album owned by Tubmans's lifelong friend, abolitionist and teacher Emily Howland. "We don't have many pictures of her at a young age, this one is in pristine condition," said Rev. Paul Carter from the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn.