Suspenders

Date:
1890-1895

Frederick Douglass's suspenders.

Description (physical):

Textile, leather. L 88.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3141
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Vest

Date:
1890-1895

Douglass's personal vest made of linen. He wore this during the cool seasons.

Description (physical):

Textile. L: 66.5 cm, W: 37.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3140
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Shirt

Date:
1890-1895

In the center of the chest has monogrammed 'D' in red. This shirt was purchased at Philip T. Hall men's clothing in downtown in Wwashington, D.C. Anna, Douglass first wife, took great pride in caring for his clothes.

Description (physical):

Textile. L 82.7, W 60 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3139
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass Death Mask

Date:
1895
Creator:
Ulric Dunbar

Washingtonian sculptor Dunbar came to Cedar Hill the day after Douglass' death and created this death mask. Death masks were an important cultural aspect of mourning rituals for many people during the middle ages and into the early twentieth century. Creating death masks declined after the advent of photography.

Description (physical):

Plaster. L 28.6, W 18.6, T 14.2 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 240
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Bust Of Frederick Douglass

Date:
1872
Creator:
Mundy Johnson

The bust of Douglass at 55 is a version of the marble bust of Douglass by Johnson Mundy done for the city of Rochester. That bust was unveiled in 1879. Today it resides at Frederick Douglass hall at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. The idea for this the bust took hold in late 1872. One thousand dollars was needed to defray the artist's fee. Sculptor Mundy went to Washington, D.C. to model a cast of Douglass' features and the bust was unveiled seven years later.

Description (physical):

Material: Plaster. H: 89 cm.

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington, District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 1670
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass

Date:
1883
Creator:
Sarah J. Eddy

Douglass is holding the baton that symbolized his authority during his tenure as marshal of the District of Columbia. Douglass sat for this portrait during two visits to Rhode Island in the spring and summer of 1883. The artist, Eddy, was a sculptress and painter and a member of the wealthy Rhode Island family. She was active in reform, abolition and feminism movements.

Description (physical):

Canvas, oil. H 163, W 124.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 125
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass

Photograph by B.E. Hawkins, Steubenville, OH

Description (physical):

Paper. L 10, W 6.2 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3937
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass

Description (physical):

Paper. L 10.6, W 6.2 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3935
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site