early Frederick Douglass image

We might have to take this photo with a grain of salt.  Wilson has identified it as Douglass, but if you compare it to another photo identified (again, perhaps circumstantially) as Douglass, the look fairly different.  But then again FD looked different in quite a number of portraits.  So take this for what it is worth.  The book is on reserve in Eckles, if you’d like to peruse other images of African Americans from the era.



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