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

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

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

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

Date:
1845
Publisher/Studio:
Frederick Douglass

This was Douglass's first of three autobiographies. Within four months of its publication, 5000 copies were sold. Douglass used real dates, names, and places in this work. As a fugitive slave and fear that he would be captured, he fled to England where he stayed for two years.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 18, W 13 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 10995
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site