UK PM Boris Johnson gives framed photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass to President Biden as a gift

Biden gifts UK PM Boris Johnson with a BIKE and is given framed photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass in return: First Lady receives first edition of famed Cornwall author Daphne du Maurier’s The Apple Tree

Boris Johnson presented Joe Biden with a picture of a US anti-slavery campaigner to mark the pair’s first meeting today ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

US and UK leaders traditionally exchange gifts when they meet in person and Mr Johnson gave Mr Biden a framed photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass.

Biden gave Johnson a new U.S.-made bicycle and a helmet to mark their first gathering. The Bidens gave Carrie Johnson a leather tote bag made by the wives of American troops, as well as a presidential silk scarf.

Douglass was a former slave who became a leading figure in the 19th century abolitionist movement in the United States.

Douglass travelled to Ireland and Great Britain in the 1840s on a speaking tour.

The image, painted by Ross Blair, is part of a mural trail around Edinburgh and the photograph was taken by Melissa Highton – a UK-US dual national.

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Source: Daily Mail

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