[DOUGLASS, Frederick (1818-1895)]. The Indianapolis Freeman. Vol. 5, No. 47. Indianapolis, IN: 25 November 1893.

4pp., folio, 14 1/2 x 21 in. (Split at centerfold, several separations to other folds, some brittleness and chipping to edges).

First published by Edward Elder Cooper on July 14, 1888, The Indianapolis Freeman was the first illustrated African American newspaper in the United States. This issue contains a large, front page engraved portrait of Frederick Douglass headlined, “The Sage of Anacostia." 


Chipping, brittle edges, corners. Light folds, with some toning at folds. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
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