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The Result of the Fifteenth Amendment and the Rise and Progress of the African Race in America and its Final Accomplishment and Celebration on May 19th A.D. 1870

Catalog Data

Artist:
Metcalf & Clark, active c. 1870  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
John Brown, 9 May 1800 - 2 Dec 1859  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
Thaddeus Stevens, 4 Apr 1792 - 11 Aug 1868  Search this
Charles Sumner, 6 Jan 1811 - 11 Mar 1874  Search this
David Davis, 9 Mar 1815 - 26 Jun 1886  Search this
Hugh Lennox Bond, 16 Dec 1828 - 24 Oct 1893  Search this
Schuyler Colfax, 23 Mar 1823 - 13 Jan 1885  Search this
Martin Robison Delany, 6 May 1812 - 25 Jan 1885  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels, Sep 1822 - 16 Jan 1901  Search this
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 54.3 x 70.2cm (21 3/8 x 27 5/8")
Mat: 91.4 x 66 x 1.9cm (36 x 26 x 3/4")
Culture:
Martin Robison Delany: American\African American  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: Native American  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: American\African American  Search this
Frederick Douglass: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\Maryland\Baltimore Independent City\Baltimore
Date:
1870
Exhibition Label:
The fruits of the Civil War were the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. Respectively they abolished slavery, guaranteed citizenship to all persons born in the United States, and granted the right to vote (to male citizens), regardless of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The Fifteenth Amendment was especially significant because for the first time in the nation's history, a minority class was empowered. "A man with a ballot in his hand is the master of the situation," wrote former abolitionist Wendell Phillips.
This hand-colored lithograph commemorates the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and the national celebration held in Baltimore.
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Exterior\Cityscape  Search this
Human Figures\Soldier  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
Human Figures\Parade  Search this
David Davis: Male  Search this
David Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
David Davis: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
David Davis: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
Thaddeus Stevens: Male  Search this
Thaddeus Stevens: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thaddeus Stevens: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Pennsylvania  Search this
Thaddeus Stevens: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Charles Sumner: Male  Search this
Charles Sumner: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Charles Sumner: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
Martin Robison Delany: Male  Search this
Martin Robison Delany: Literature\Writer  Search this
Martin Robison Delany: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Martin Robison Delany: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Martin Robison Delany: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: Male  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: Politics and Government\US Senator\Mississippi  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels: Politics and Government\State Senator\Mississippi  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Male  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Male  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Indiana  Search this
Schuyler Colfax: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Accounting\Auditor  Search this
John Brown: Male  Search this
John Brown: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Hugh Lennox Bond: Male  Search this
Hugh Lennox Bond: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Hugh Lennox Bond: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Hugh Lennox Bond: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2000.39
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2000.39