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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Half length seated carte de visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, with cane

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07752.02 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photographs Date: 1880 ca.? Pagination: 1 photograph 10 x 6.2 cm

Summary of Content:

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Reform Movement

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