Very RARE ANTIQUE Cabinet Photo of a Very Dapper Young African American Man, Taken in Greenwood, Mississippi c. DESCRIPTION: Nice, very rare early cabinet photo of a dapper young African American man, completely dressed up in fancy 3-piece suit with a bow tie, handkerchief in pocket, etc. And PICTURED HOLDING A VERY LONG CIGAR. Actual picture is better than my scan but it will give you an idea. VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY EDUCATED LOOKING MAN.
He has quite a strong resemblence to Sammy Davis Jr. He also has some sort of small badge or insignia on his lapel, signifying membership in some organization. Also, wearing a fancy watch fob. On the back the photographer's name is listed, J. This came from an album with other Mississippi African American photos.
Cabinet photo als has fancy serrated edges which I have not seen before. Good early antique photos of African Americans. Are very scarce and hard enough to find today, BUT THIS ONE IS ESPECIALLY NICE AND INTERESTING. Obviously the number taken was small to start with given the cost of photography, etc.And many of these did not survive over the years. AND THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT AND NICER THAN MOST. This is no newer than 1880 - 1890 or so. Standard cabinet photo size and dimensions. This format was common at the time. Would make a great gift for the collectors in your family. This came with a collection of a number of early photos of African American subjects.
Some are cabinet photos, identified with photographer names, and all from various towns in Mississippi. The item "RARE 1880 Cabinet Photo With Cigar, African American Man, Greenwood, Mississippi" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos".
The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.