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    Cartes de Visite of "Illavaro the Egyptian" and Nathan T. Burrows.
    2.5" x 4"
    New York; circa 1882 and Chicago; circa 1860

    The "Illavaro the Egyptian" image features a full-length study of a young African-American woman, impeccably dressed and with her full natural hair, which would later be termed an Afro. The verso bears Eisenmann's studio imprint. Charles Eisenmann was a noted American photographer who worked New York's Bowery District for inspiration. He is best known for his photography of circus sideshow performers of the era.

    The Nathan Burrows CDV is captioned by hand in pencil on the verso "Nathan T. Burrows 26 years of age" and has an O.F. Weaver Fine Art Gallery, Chicago studio imprint on the verso.

    Condition: Very good; the Burrows' example slightly faded.

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    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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