New Photo of Young Harriet Tubman Surfaces

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It's an American hero like you've never seen her before. A newly surfaced photo of Harriet Tubman shows the famous abolitionist not as the older woman seen in familiar images, but much closer in age to the woman who led enslaved families to freedom on the Underground Railroad and served as a Union spy and scout during the Civil War, the Auburn Citizen reports.

The photo found by historian Kate Clifford Larson in an album belonging to abolitionist Emily Howland is believed to show Tubman when she was somewhere between 43 and 46 years old, Mic reports. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820. She escaped to Philadelphia in 1849 and guided her family and many others to freedom in the following years.

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