Item #140945094 Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass, George Kendall Warren, Photographer.
Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass
Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass

Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass

Boston: [No Publisher], ca. 1879.

The classic Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass and perhaps the best-known image of him, as it was used for the frontispiece of this third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, which was published in 1881. Albumen photograph measuring 3 3/4" x 2 on original mount with photographer's backmark on mount recto, partly obscured by a manuscript catalog label. Near Fine with later inscription to verso, tiny chip to one corner, two faint indents along top right edge and slight surface wear. This image is listed in Picturing Frederick Douglass as image 96, with a circa 1879 date, although the 19th-century label on verso reads "Fred'k Douglass, Colored Lecturer &c, 1874." Item #140945094

Price: $9,500.00