Frag Cannonball

Date:
1863

This is a Civil War cannonball fragment that has been significantly worn, as the rough surface confirms.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron. H: 10.5cm, W: 9.5cm.

Location:
5801 Oxford Road Glen Echo,Maryland 20812
Identifier:
CLBA 3645
Institution:
National Park Service

Pair Of Gloves

Mr. Douglass wore these kidskin gloves.

Description (physical):

Kidskin. L 24, W 11 cm (left); L 25.5, W 10 cm (right)

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 2179; FRDO 2177
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Eyeglasses

Date:
1890-1895

Mr. Douglass' non-prescription sunglasses.

Description (physical):

Wire, glass. W 11.8 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3143
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Shoes

Frederick Douglass' shoes.

Description (physical):

Leather, wood. L 31.2, W 10.4, H 8.8 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3137; FRDO 3138
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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

Handkerchief

Date:
1890-1895
Description (physical):

Textile. L 46, W 46 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3163
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

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