Appleton Edition

  Tom and his cabin do appear in one of the illustrations in the edition D. Appleton & Co. brought out in 1898: in the third illustration at left, a reprinting of one of the six drawings that Hammatt Billings prepared for the original 1852 publication of Stowe's book. Stowe herself, on the other hand, appears twice, and there are photographs of two different houses. Among the unusual "illustrations" are a photo of a steamboat that was probably taken long after slavery had been abolished, a drawing of Josiah Henson, whom Stowe had cited in her Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin as one of her sources for Tom's character, and a quasi-medieval painting that may have been intended simply to show off the quality of Appleton's illustrations rather than to represent any aspect of Stowe's novel.

Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe. (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1898)

Courtesy the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford CT