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    Three "Black Americana" Cartes de Visite. The first of these three images is of Frederick Douglass, the great Black American reformer who was instrumental in creating the Negro-American regiments who fought diligently throughout the Civil War. The CDV is in very fine condition; clean, crisp corners and little wear; no imprint on verso. A classic image of Douglass on titled board with his name written above his portrait not to be found often in this kind of condition.

    The second image is of a beautiful young child, with thick ringlets and a stern expression. She is identified on the CDV as "Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence - A redeemed slave child, 5 years of age. Redeemed in Virginia, by Catharine S. Lawrence; Baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church, by Henry Ward Beecher, May, 1863." Bears the Kellogg Brothers imprint on the verso. In very fine condition; light soiling on emulsion; pencil notations on verso; double lined gilt border; square corners.

    The third image is of a young black infant, with the following text below: "Young Africa Or the Bone of Contention". This was published by Anthony / Brady and it bears their imprint on the verso. A mysterious image, likely an Anti-Slavery message, but the meaning has since been lost to us. In very fine condition; green smear visible on the verso; small blemish near the mouth of the infant; double lined gilt border; square corners; light overall soiling on emulsion. A wonderful and diverse trio.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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