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 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