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  Sculpture of Slave Auction Block
Author: Douglas, Frederick I.
Date: 1920-1927

Carved figure inside a glass bottle, depicting a slave auction. Figure was carved by Frederick I. Douglas to represent a story passed down by his father, Thomas O. Douglas, who had been sold in a similar manner in Tennessee. Thomas Douglas was an Exoduster who settled in Wabaunsee County in 1879. His son Frederick's carvings won ribbons when exhibited at a Topeka fair in 1927.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1982.163.3, OA/Sculpture
Item Number: 102739              Number of images: 1
Keywords: African Americans; Art; Artist; Douglas, Frederick I.; Douglas, Thomas Oliver; Exodusters; Objects; Slave auctions; Slavery; Slaves; Tennessee

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