John A. Bolding, Fugitive Slave

From 1935 DCHS Yearbook

In a highly idealized and historically inaccurate ad from 1953 for Poughkeepsie’s De Laval Separator Company, Bolding is shown receiving his freedom at his home at 129 Pine Street (house is no longer standing) when actually he had been remanded to jail in the South under the harshest conditions.

Bolding Addresses