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Distinguished Colored Men - Vintage Art Print - Black History
Behold the glory of this rare piece "Distinguished Colored Men" of the Victorian Age, published by A. Muller & Co., New York, circa 1883. It celebrates notable African Americans showing head-and-shoulders portraits of Frederick Douglass, Robert Brown Elliott, Blanche K. Bruce, William Wells Brown, Md., Prof. R.T. Greener, Rt. Rev. Richard Allen, J.H. Rainey, E.D. Bassett, John Mercer Langston, P.B.S. Pinchback, and Henry Highland Garnet.
According to The Library Company of Philadelphias exhibit "The Genius of Freedom", this print came about at a time when African Americans in the North emphasized their racial pride and celebrated their new citizenship status by decorating their homes with inspirational pictures of black life and accomplishment. As the 19th century progressed, the parlor became an increasingly important symbol of middle- class respectability in the United States, and was a space for displaying a family’s identity as well as products of its material success. Technological advances meant prints were easily reproduced, making them affordable and allowing African Americans to assert their middle-class status.
12" x 16"
16" x 20"
18" x 24"
❖ High resolution images printed at optimal size or below to preserve clarity. We won't blow up an image to sell you a more expensive size!
❖ Digitally restored to remove distracting blemishes, stamps, and damage while still preserving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the character of these historic images.
❖ Print size includes a 1-2 inch white margin for easy framing, with or without a mat.
❖ Printed on archival quality Epson Enhanced matte stock:
◆ 10.3 mil thick/192 GSM heavyweight
◆ Acid-free, museum quality
❖ Printed only with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink
◆ Natural high-density pigment colors
◆ Rated lightfast up to 200+ years
❖ Printed on Epson Stylus Pro 7900/9900 printers for giclée quality color and clarity.
❖ Protective hardboard kraft tubes virtually eliminate shipping damage
◆ Made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content
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