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    Group of Five Carte-De-Visite Views of the 'Slave Children From New Orleans'. The largest group we've ever seen including several views we have not seen before. Four of the views with back mark of Charles Paxson, New York, one with no back mark but all views with back printed information on the verso of how the proceeds from the sale of these views would be given to the Department of the Gulf and "devoted to the education of Colored people". In reality the entire presentation was basically a scam and the so called Slave Children of New Orleans did not exist. The four Paxson views are dated 1864, the other view undated but obviously the same period. Two of the views absolutely pristine. With three of the views slightly trimmed along the top edge but fine images. A very rare group.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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