Print of Frederick Douglass

Image for Print of Frederick Douglass
Published by
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, American, 1852 - 1922
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
ink on paper, wood, glass
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)
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1879
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.
African American
Mass media
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
United States--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
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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