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Portrait of Joseph H. Douglass holding a violin

view Portrait of Joseph H. Douglass holding a violin digital asset number 1
Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print : 10 x 6 1/2 in. (25.4 x 16.5 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Portraits
Photographs
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Undated
Summary:
Joseph H. Douglass (1871-1935), grandson of great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, was billed the most talented violinist of the race studied at the New England Conservatory from 1889 to 1891 and later played professionally in Washington D.C., where he lived with his family. During the next 40 years he played recitals throughout the United States, even playing with individuals such as Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Unfortunately, his gift was only recorded on 2 titles and never issued and it was known that he never recorded again.
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
Violin
African American men
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.174
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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