"Uncle Monday" THE LITTLE BOY AND AYAYAY Pen & Ink Drawing

Date:
1999-2000
Creator:
Petterson, Kitty K. (artist)
Description (physical):

H: 12 1/4" W: 8 3/4"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
2003M.011.022
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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42-pounder Gun Of 1786

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0004
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Panama Hat

Date:
1889-1891

Hat likely worn by Frederick Douglass in Haiti and illustrated in the lithograph. Douglass' papers, now in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, indicate that he was concerned about the extremely hot weather in Haiti. Panama hats like ths one were made in Ecuador. It is said that they were introduced to the United States during the construction of the Panama Canal to protect workers against the sun. The hats are highly prized. The finest examples have an even, creamy texture, and are made with a very tight weave. The true Panama hat is made of natural fiber, Carludovica palmate and are called sombrero de paja toquilla or 'hats of the toquilla plant."

Description (physical):

Toquilla fiber. H 11, Diameter [crown] 23, [rim] 53.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 2197
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

Haitian President Florvil Hyppolite

Date:
c. 1893
Creator:
Watson
Publisher/Studio:
Port-Au-Prince

President of Haiti from (1889-1896), Florvil Hyppolite, gave this portrait to Mr. Douglass at the World Columbian Exposition. The exposition was held in Chicago, IL from 1892-1893. The French inscription reads: “Sincere regards to F. Douglass from Hyppolite President of Haite.” Mr. Douglass was a co-commissioner appointed by the government of Haiti.

Description (physical):

Paper, wood. L 64, W 54.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 159
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site