Photograph of two of Frederick Douglass's sons and one of his grandsons, 1895. From the Walter O and Linda Evans Collection.
The world renowned American author, orator and political campaigner Frederick Douglass was a husband and father to three sons and two daughters.
This photograph, taken at the time of his funeral, in February 1895 depicts his sons Lewis Henry (right) and Charles Remond, (left) and Charles's son, Joseph Henry Douglass (centre).
The photograph was taken in the studio of Philip S Ryder, in Syracuse, who was a prominent American photographer of the time. Both Lewis Henry and Charles Remond are wearing Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) buttons in their coat lapels to demonstrate their service in the American Civil War. Joseph Henry Douglass, Charles's eldest son, was a world famous violinist. The names of all three men are written at the base of the photograph.
Read more about the war in our American Civil War treasures display pages.