Unpublished CDV of Frederick Douglass by Benjamin F. Smith, 1864

CDV portrait of Frederick Douglass. B.F. Smith & Son: Portland, Maine, n.d., ca 1864. Photographer's 91 Middle Street imprint on verso. In this previously unpublished image of Douglass, he is featured sitting next to a table and wearing a long black coat. Light pencil identification on verso. 

This photograph was likely captured in January or February of 1864 during the same sitting as another known Benjamin F. Smith photograph cataloged in Picturing Frederick Douglass as Plate 21 and curated by Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. 


CDV with light wear and discoloration to edges and corners of mount, with one discolored spot to bottom of mount. Image with two small abrasions not affecting subject. Verso with collection/cataloguing code penciled along upper edge. 

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