Allan Pinkerton
Jul, 1884
Allan Pinkerton (1819 - 1884) founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1819 and emigrated to the United States in 1842. After arriving in the United States he setup a barrel-making shop in a small town outside of Chicago. Pinkerton was an abolitionist and he used his shop as a "station" for the Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves gain passage to the North. Illustrated in Harper's Weekly, v. 28, 1884 July 12, p. 452. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-117576.