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Frederick Douglass carte-de-visite

Frederick Douglass carte-de-visite

Date of Work
1870
Credit
Jesse Bravo and The Chris Webber Collection of Artifacts and Documents

Frederick Douglass carte-de-visite

The son of an enslaved woman and an unknown white man, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery in 1818 on Maryland's eastern shore. He was enslaved for twenty years in city households in Baltimore and on Maryland farms. In 1838, he fled north and changed his name to Frederick Douglass.

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