Pitcher Honoring Frederick Douglass

Pitcher Honoring Frederick Douglass

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This hand-modeled and molded, unglazed red earthenware pitcher honors Frederick Douglass, "Slave Orator/ United States Marshall, Recorder of Deeds D.C./ Diplomat."
Although the maker is unknown, we do know that the design for the pitcher was copyrighted by a J. E. Bruce of Albany, New York, in 1896, one year after Douglass's death.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
ca 1895
Bruce, J. E.
Place Made
United States: New York, Albany
Physical Description
ceramic, earthenware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 26.1 cm x 25.9 cm x 17.3 cm; 10 1/4 in x 10 3/16 in x 6 13/16 in
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accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Cultures & Communities
Domestic Furnishings
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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