Civil War: Frederick Douglass

painting of Frederick Douglass

Artist: Mark Hess
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: June 29, 1995

Oil on canvas

Frederick Douglass, noted for his oratory, is depicted delivering a speech. This staunch abolitionist had another personal stake in the Civil War that makes his inclusion in this set of stamps especially poignant: His son was a sergeant in the Union army.

Art of the Stamp