Portrait of Frederick Douglass, circa 1860

Summary

Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and reform journalist, is shown in this portrait about the time that he advised President Lincoln regarding African Americans. Douglass became a leader in the anti-slavery movement when he spontaneously stood up and spoke at an abolitionist meeting in 1841. His gut-wrenching tales about life on the plantation in Maryland turned thousands of skeptical Americans into active abolitionists.

Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and reform journalist, is shown in this portrait about the time that he advised President Lincoln regarding African Americans. Douglass became a leader in the anti-slavery movement when he spontaneously stood up and spoke at an abolitionist meeting in 1841. His gut-wrenching tales about life on the plantation in Maryland turned thousands of skeptical Americans into active abolitionists.

Artifact

Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)

Date Made

circa 1860

Subject Date

circa 1860

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

96.68.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Mounting board

Technique

Albumen process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Beige (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 3.938 in

Width: 2.438 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on bottom edge: Fred Douglas

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