Creator: George Cruikshank
Context: This illustration is from the 1854 edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling novel.
Audience: A very large percentage of the reading public in the North.
Purpose: To convince readers of the immorality of slavery. Illustrations were also added to novels to help them reach a wider audience.
Historical Significance: Illustrations such as this one helped to dramatize the emotional appeal of Stowe's novel.