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Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
James Carter Beard, 1837 - 1913  Search this
Lithographer:
Thomas Kelly  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Martin Robison Delany, 6 May 1812 - 25 Jan 1885  Search this
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
Hiram Rhoades Revels, Sep 1822 - 16 Jan 1901  Search this
Schuyler Colfax, 23 Mar 1823 - 13 Jan 1885  Search this
John Brown, 9 May 1800 - 2 Dec 1859  Search this
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 46.8 x 64.6cm (18 7/16 x 25 7/16")
Sheet: 55.1 x 70.7cm (21 11/16 x 27 13/16")
Mat: 66 x 86.4cm (26 x 34")
Type:
Print
Date:
1870
Exhibition Label:
The end of the Civil War saw the passage of 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:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Architecture\Building\Church\Pulpit  Search this
Human Figures\Soldier  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  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
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.56
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.56