Frederick Douglass Signed Document

SKU 29921

This one-of-a-kind original framed document is a deed of trust from the District of Columbia signed by Frederick Douglass and dated February 14, 1885.

Douglass signed deeds when he served as the first Recorder of Deeds for Washington, D.C.  Born in Maryland in 1818, Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and climbed aboard a northbound train from Baltimore. During his life, he became a renowned abolitionist, author, and orator. When criticized for speaking with slave owners, Douglass quickly responded "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

Glass is 99% UV filtering, matting and backing made from 100% cotton rag, the highest grade materials on the market. The backing is museum-grade coroplast and the dust cover is acid-free.

Frame measures 17 ¼” x 16”. Framed in Virginia, this is an original document, not a reproduction.

Read about Frederick Douglass' visit to Mount Vernon