Lincoln Cane Given To Frederick Douglass

Date:
1860s

Originally owned by President Abraham Lincoln and given to Frederick Douglass by Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband's death in recognition of Douglass' recruiting efforts during the Civil War. Mr. Douglass at his residence in Rochester, New York wrote a thank you letter to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln on August 17, 1865. In the letter he thanked Mrs. Lincoln for given him the late president Abraham Lincoln's favorite walking stick. Source: Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Vol. III. Edited by Philip S. Foner, 1950.

Description (physical):

Wood, metal, antler. L 89, D 13 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 1898
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Handkerchief

Date:
1890-1895
Description (physical):

Textile. L 46, W 46 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3163
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Stereoscope

Date:
1895
Creator:
James M. Davis
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia, PA
Description (physical):

Wood, glass. L 30, W 13.6 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 2189
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Lincoln Cane

Date:
1860s

Originally owned by President Abraham Lincoln and given to Frederick Douglass by Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband's death in recognition of Douglass' recruiting efforts during the Civil War. Mr. Douglass at his residence in Rochester, New York wrote a thank you letter to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln on August 17, 1865. In the letter he thanked Mrs. Lincoln for given him the late president Abraham Lincoln's favorite walking stick. Source: Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Vol. III. Edited by Philip S. Foner, 1950.

Description (physical):

Wood, metal, antler. L 89, D 13 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 1898
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass With Madam Hyppolite In Haiti

Date:
c. 1871
Creator:
James E. Taylor

Frederick Douglass wearing a wide brimmed Panama hat & carrying a riding crop. He stands a few steps below Madam Hyppolite, wife of the Haitian president. She is wearing a riding habit. Under the grant administration, Douglass was assistant secretary of the commission of inquiry to Santo Dominago in 1871. In this scene Douglass is questioning the residents. Bottom right bears the signature, James E. Taylor. (James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an illustrator for the Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.)

Description (physical):

Paper. W 59, L 4 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 157
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site