STOIC BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUNG LADY in FANCY DRESS, MOURNING? Circa 1850s Daguerreotype Photograph in full case. Portrait of a stoic black African American young woman who appears to be about 16 years old. She is wearing an elegant dress with white lace collar and gold gilt embellished broach.
On each wrist are matching dark ribbon bracelets with rosette decorations. Ninth plate daguerreotype is in it's original case which is about 2-1/2" x 3".
Approximate image size is 2" x 2-1/2". DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TAKEN PRIOR TO THE CIVIL WAR AND THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY ARE QUITE SCARCE. Condition: Daguerreotype has slight solarization oxidation halo where photograph meets the mat suggesting an untouched, uncleaned image.
Case has light soiling and scuffs, deterioration of the paper case covering, partly detached hinge and worbn case outer edges. Please see photos for additional condition review. Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates.The item "C 1850 9th pl. STOIC BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUNG LADY in FANCY DRESS, MOURNING" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes".
The seller is "gallerybfa" and is located in Pittsburgh, PA. This item can be shipped worldwide.