Print of Frederick Douglass

Published by
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, American, 1852 - 1922
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Date
ca. 1879
Medium
ink on paper, wood, glass
Dimensions
frame: 14 15/16 x 16 13/16 x 1 1/8 in. (37.9 x 42.7 x 2.9 cm)
H x W (object in frame): 7 1/2 x 9 15/16 in. (19.1 x 25.2 cm)
Description
A lithographic print of Frederick Douglass. The print is hand colored. Douglass is sitting at a desk and reading a newspaper. His right leg is crossed over his left and he is looking to his right. At the bottom underneath the image is “No. 7.—Our Artistic Correspondent interviewing Frederick Douglass in the District Marshal’s (sic) Office, Washington, D.C..” and “Illustrated Interviews with Eminent Public Men on Leading Topics of the Day.—see Page 258, 1879." The print is matted and framed.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Type
lithographs
portraits
Topic
Emancipation
Mass media
Politics
Social reform
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joele and Fred Michaud
Object number
2013.239.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52a0d3271-fa78-43a0-aba9-480ca3450cfd