Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist, ca. 1865

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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-24165

Photograph by J.W. Hurn of the celebrated American abolitionist. The Library of Congress has no catalog data on this portrait and assigns no date to it. David W. Blight, ed., Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself (New York, 1993, p. 146), suggests the photograph was taken "shortly after the Civil War"; Douglass would have been around 47-49 at the time.