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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07926.02 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: York, Pennsylvania Type: Postcard Date: 1940's ca. Pagination: 1 postcard 16.5 x 11.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07926.02 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: York, Pennsylvania Type: Postcard Date: 1940's ca. Pagination: 1 postcard 16.5 x 11.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One blank postcard dated circa 1940's based on a 1880's portrait of Frederick Douglass. Printed on the rear of the postcard is the text, "Frederick Douglass1818-1895 Born a slaveon the eastern shore of Maryland, but ran away to become a great anti-slavery leader."

Background Information:

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Black AuthorAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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