Margaret Garner Kills Children

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0079
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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John Brown Heads To The Gallows

Publisher/Studio:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0067
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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John Brown's Trial

Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0066
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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John Brown's Battle

Publisher/Studio:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0063
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Slaves At Work

Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0062
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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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

"runaway, $150 Reward!" Broadside For Runaway Slave, Philip Adams. Maryland. Signed Tench Tilghman, Near Oxford, Maryland.

Date:
May 4, 1861
Creator:
Tilghman, Tench
Description (physical):

Printed letters on paper

Location:
201 West Monument Street,Maryland,Baltimore,21201
Identifier:
None [Boradside 1861]
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

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

Top Hat

Date:
1885-1889

Manufactured by Ellwood and Sons, London.
Douglass attended operas and formal events such as the World's Columbian Exposition when he was co-commissioner for the republic of Haiti.

Description (physical):

Beaver fur. H 184, D 93 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 2167
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Hat Box And Derby

Date:
1886-1887
Publisher/Studio:
Rome, Italy

This hat box is believed to be purchased in Italy when the Douglasses traveled in Europe and Egypt.

Description (physical):

Leather, metal. L 36.3, W 30.6, H 26.3 cm; Textile. H 19, Dia 98.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 2165, 2199
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site