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The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th 1870

Image for The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th 1870
Created by
Kelly, Thomas
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Delany, Martin Robison, American, 1812 - 1885
Revels, Hiram Rhodes, American, 1827 - 1901
President Grant, Ulysses S., American, 1822 - 1885
Colfax, Schulyer, American, 1823 - 1885
President Lincoln, Abraham, American, 1809 - 1865
Recorded by
Brown, John, American, 1800 - 1859
Medium
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (52.1 x 66.7 cm)
Type
color lithographs
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Place depicted
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1870
Description
At center, a depiction of a parade in celebration of the passing of the 15th Amendment. Framing it are portraits and vignettes illustrating the rights granted by the 15th Amendment: "We till our own fields," "The Ballot Box is Open to Us," "We Unite in the Bonds of Fellowship with the Whole Human Race," etc.
Topic
Art
Civil rights
Law
Military
Politics (Practical)
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.45.11
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain

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