- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A newly discovered photograph of 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass that was found in a scrapbook is now on display in Rochester.

The black-and-white portrait was unveiled Thursday during a news conference at Rochester City Hall, where the photo is on public display through March 16.

Officials at the Rochester Public Library say the photograph was found in a scrapbook in the Local History and Genealogy Division. The photo was included in a personal collection of a postal carrier.

Library officials say the photo was taken in the 1870s, when Douglass was living in Rochester. Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, he died in 1895 and is buried in Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery.

In March, the city of Rochester will release a documentary that tells the story of how the Douglass photograph was found and preserved.


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