Frederick Douglass Death Mask

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Frederick Douglass Death Mask

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Title:  

Frederick Douglass Death Mask
Date:
1895
Creator:
Ulric Dunbar

Content Description: 

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.

Physical Description: 

Plaster. L 28.6, W 18.6, T 14.2 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 240

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