Ambrotype of Frederick Douglass

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2 images
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Medium
collodion and silver on glass photographic plates with leather and velvet
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Sheet): 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (12.1 x 9.8 cm)
Case open: 4 3/4 x 7 11/16 x 1/2 in. (12.1 x 19.5 x 1.3 cm)
Case closed: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3/4 in. (12.1 x 9.8 x 1.9 cm)
Type
ambrotypes
portraits
Date
1855-1865
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Frederick Douglass wearing a jacket, waistcoat, and bowtie. The wet plate ambrotype plates are housed in a folding leather case with tooled gilt oval mat and red velvet lining.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Slavery
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.36.10ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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