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    African-American Nursemaid (Slave) with Two White Children, Cased Daguerreotype, ca. 1850s.
    Quarter plate. Nursemaid is wearing a plain house dress and a great colorful bandana. This very proud black woman is holding the younger of the two white children who are wearing their Sunday best. The little girl on right is snuggled up against the lady who is starring intently into the camera. The child is blurred as she moved during the exposure. It was almost impossible to keep children motionless for this type of photography.

    Very good, some scratches from cleaning, spot on child's shoulder, discoloration around mat. Leather case broken, repaired.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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