Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 190

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
(DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) Warren, George Kendall; photographer. Signed cabinet card of Douglass. Albumen photograph, 5 3/4 x 4 inches, on original mount with photographer's gilt stamps on both sides, and signed "Fred'k Douglass" in ink in lower margin; tack holes in mount corners, a touch of dampstaining on lower edge. Boston, circa 1879

Additional Details

Douglass has signed one of his more popular portraits, the one used as the frontispiece for his third autobiography. "Douglass at his most statesmanlike"--Stauffer, Picturing Frederick Douglass #96, and pages 55 and 110. We are aware of no other signed Douglass cabinet cards at auction since 1996.