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Collection Reference Number GLC07731.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1880s 
Title "Any holder but a Slave holder" potholder
Date ca. 1882
Document Type Object
Content Description Based on the accompanying letter (GLC 7731.01), created by Miss Lena, who gave the potholder to Frederick Douglass as a gift after reading his narrative. Depicts two African Americans (one male and one female) holding hands and dancing against a caramel colored background. Text is stitched above and below the dancing figures. Appears to be a form of needlepoint stitching.
Subjects African American Author  African American History  Gift  Women's History  Children and Family  Home Furnishings  Abolition  Slavery  Textile  
People Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)  
Place written s.l.
Theme Reconstruction; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945