Item #352781 [Cabinet card portrait photograph of Frederick Douglass]. Frederick Douglass, George Kendall Warren, photographer.

[Cabinet card portrait photograph of Frederick Douglass].

Boston: circa 1879.

Price: $4,750.00


About the item

Minor fading to the image, slight warping to the mount. Stauffer, Picturing Frederick Douglass 96; Martha A. Sandweiss, ed. Photography in the Nineteenth Century, p. 60.

Item #352781

This important image was used as the frontispiece to Douglass's third autobiography, Life and Times (Hartford:1881) and was sold at his lectures. "Douglass at his most statesmanlike" (Stauffer). Like the example at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the present on an unmarked mount.