Frederick Douglass Portrait



It is widely considered that the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century.  The Union League of Philadelphia, Douglass’ likeness was honored once again with a new portrait.  Produced by renowned artist Jordon Sokol, the painting pays tribute to Douglass’ work during a time when the country fought for its survival against the confederacy. After a year of searching for an existing portrait, Sokol was awarded the commission in September of last year.