Reception Committee Douglass Monument Unveiling Rochester, N. Y. June 9, 1899
Reception Committee Douglass Monument Unveiling Rochester, N. Y. June 9, 1899

Reception Committee Douglass Monument Unveiling Rochester, N. Y. June 9, 1899

Red White and Blue ribbon. Fringed along bottom. 4 x 12 cm. Our title printed in gilt on front. Printed at top on back in bold "Whitehead and Co. Newark, NJ." Large vertical pin on back appears to have never been used. Whitehead and Co, were leading makers of political buttons and other novelty items. The monument idea was led by J. W. Thompson, a prominent African American citizen of Rochester. The eight-foot statue was sculpted by Stanley Edwards using Frederick's third son Charles as a model. Theodore Roosevelt, then Governor of New York, attended the dedication. The statue stands today in Rochester's Highland Park. Very Good. Item #89328

Price: $450.00

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