D.F. Douglass High School - Montezuma Georgia Art Print

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D.F. Douglass High School - Montezuma Georgia Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Montezuma Georgia art print features D.F. Douglass High School which was in operation from 1958 through 1998. My late father, Charlie Tisdale, was among those who taught and coached at the school for a number of years. In fact, a lot of my childhood was spent there when the teams he worked with practiced, etc. When I recently saw the condition of the old school building and realized it might not be around a lot longer, it motivated me to try to depict it more or less as I remembered it from years past.

D.F. Douglass High School was named for Dennis Fulton Douglass, a prominent African American educator born to parents who were slaves in Augusta in 1860. After college he held a number of jobs centered around writing and publishing with the goal of improving the lives of other African Americans. Ultimately he settled in Montezuma as principal of the Montezuma Public School in 1906. He passed in 1929 but when the new school opened in 1958, his contribution was remembered and it was named in his honor. I am told that when D.F. Douglass closed in 1998, it was the last "all black" school in Georgia.

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Art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include an additional 1" white border around the image to allow for easy framing and matting.

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Archival Matte Paper Sample

230 gsm / 9.5 mil

Archival Matte Paper

Long-lasting heavyweight paper with a smooth matte finish. This versatile paper is designed for high contrast and crisp reproduction of photography and fine art. This paper is an acid-free archival quality choice. 

Somerset Velvet Paper Sample

255 gsm / 19 mil

Somerset Velvet Paper

Radiant white paper which offers vivid color reproduction with rich blacks and great contrast. A subtle texture adds extra warmth to fine art prints. This paper is a 100% cotton rag paper for archival longevity.


Note: Both of these paper choices will produce brilliant art prints that you will enjoy for years to come. My personal preference for my work is Somerset velvet for its thickness and texture. 


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