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Robin, Augustus [Engraving of Frederick Douglass]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08948.02 Author/Creator: Robin, Augustus Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: no date Pagination: 1 engraving ; 21 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Accompanied an unrelated autograph note signed by Douglass (see GLC08948.01). Robin was an artist and engraver who worked in New York.

People: Robin, Augustus
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American History

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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