31 photos you’ve probably never seen, showing Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad history

A recently found photograph of escaped slave, abolitionist and Union spy Harriet Tubman that was acquired by the Smithsonian, is displayed before a hearing of the House Administration Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on June 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  Auburn, New York, photographer H. Seymour Squyer made the photograph around 1885.
A recently found photograph of escaped slave, abolitionist and Union spy Harriet Tubman that was acquired by the Smithsonian, is displayed before a hearing of the House Administration Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on June 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Auburn, New York, photographer H. Seymour Squyer made the photograph around 1885. (Getty Images)

Wednesday marks Harriet Tubman Day, a day held to honor the anti-slavery activist, observed across the country each March 10.

Tubman’s name has been making the headlines this year, as President Joe Biden’s Treasury Department is studying ways to speed up the process of adding Tubman’s portrait to the front of the $20 bill, after the Trump administration allowed the Obama-era initiative to lapse.

We thought we’d look through the archives of Getty Images to see what kind of photos we could find showing Tubman and the history surrounding her name and achievements. Here are 31 of them, below.

Thank you, Harriet Tubman.

Harriet Tubman, far left, holding a pan, is photographed with a group of slaves whose escape she assisted. (Getty Images)
A drawing of Harriet Tubman (Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
A view of the former residence of Harriet Tubman -- a white wooden house on Green Brier Road in Bucktown, Maryland, from 1940. (Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
In this photo, circa 1865, Harriet Tubman is shown. Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and became a member of the Underground Railroad, leading more than 300 slaves to freedom. During the Civil War she served as a nurse, laundress and spy with the Union forces. (Getty Images)

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