Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (sitting). The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts. [Douglass' first wife, Anna Murray Douglass, died on August After a year of depression, Douglass married Helen on January
Frederick Douglass Was the Most Photographed American of the Century. A leading pioneer in photography who sat for as many portraits as he could in order to combat blackface caricatures and to assert the humanity of African Americans in place of slavery.