Frederick Douglass, ca. 1865


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Image Reference
NW0235

Source
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-24165

Comments
Photograph by J.W. Hurn of the celebrated American abolitionist. The Library of Congress has no catalog data on this portrait and assigns no date to it. David W. Blight, ed., Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself (New York, 1993, p. 146), indicates the photograph was taken "shortly after the Civil War"; Douglass would have been around 47-49 at the time.