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    Four Cartes de Visite of Unidentified African Americans.
    Each measuring approximately 2.5" x 4.25"
    No place; no date

    These cartes de visite show a wide variety of lifestyles and social status of African Americans. One shows a portrait of an elderly woman (possibly a maid or nanny), wearing a head scarf, which has been described on verso as "Old Aunt Coly". The second shows two young boys in tasseled loincloths. The third is of a young woman carrying a large basket; the fourth is of a stylishly dressed woman who has only been identified on verso as "Ella". None of the cards have backstamps or any publishers mark.

    Condition: All have light toning and soiling along the edges and throughout. Light wear, otherwise good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
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