18th century newspaper 'cartoon' featuring Frederick Douglass (nee Augustus)
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Asked by: ca2158-ga
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17 May 2003 08:31 PDT
Expires: 16 Jun 2003 08:31 PDT
Question ID: 205076
How can I research the origins of a late18th century political cartoon wherein the subject is Frfederick Douglass? It is dated about1863. Is in fine condition and I am so curious to know it's context and about the artist who drew it. I'm sure it has something to do with the great arguments regarding slavery and abolitionists. Headline over the page is "Life In Philadelphia."I will have artists info by monday. Any advice on where to start?
Re: 18th century newspaper 'cartoon' featuring Frederick Douglass (nee Augustus)
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 17 May 2003 10:32 PDT
A good starting place would be this excellent site that specializes in the history of 19th century political cartoons, and also has a wealth of information about Frederick Douglass himself: http://www.boondocksnet.com/cartoons/ A site search for Frederick Douglass turns up a good deal of information, and once you have the cartoonist's name, you can search for it as well. Also note that there is a discussion Forum at the site where anyone can post a question for other Forum users to see and, possibly, respond to. Good luck. Post a Request for Clarification if anything I've written here needs additional explanation or information.
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