Cabinet card of Frederick Douglass with his grandson, Joseph Douglass

Image for Cabinet card of Frederick Douglass with his grandson, Joseph Douglass
Photograph by
Bourdon, Denis, Canadian
Notman Photo Company, American, 1866 - 1894
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Douglass, Joseph Henry, American, 1871 - 1935
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (16.5 × 10.8 cm)
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Place made
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 10, 1894
Caption
This carte-de-visite is found in Series 6 of the Charlene Hodges Byrd Collection. This collection documents the personal life and professional career of Charlene Hodges Byrd as well as her related family members from various areas throughout the Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. This collection is comprised of correspondence, ephemera and photographs discussing family life, religion, race, education as well as the family relationship with Frederick Douglass and his family. The collection is available for research by contacting NMAAHC Archives at nmaahc-archivalcollection@si.edu or see our collections in the Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives available here: https://goo.gl/Rwckpe.
Description
A cabinet card of Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph Douglass. Frederick Douglass is featured on the right side of the image and sits in a chair holding papers in his hands atop his lap. Joseph Douglass, in the left side of the image, sits atop a table and holds a violin in his proper right hand. His proper left hand is resting on the back of his grandfather. The bottom of the card has a maker's mark and address for Notman Photographic Company in Boston.
Topic
African American
Families
Fatherhood
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Charlene Hodges Byrd
Object number
A2010.26.29.8.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Charlene Hodges Byrd Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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