Ambrotype Portrait Black Americana Madam Victorian Photograph on Glass Plate. This portrait appears to be a female Afro Americana / other descent? Dress code is 1880 - 1920 period. She is wearing spectacles and has a dignified smile. I believe this is probably early African / Black /Americana?
She may possible be a madam of the oldest profession? After careful examination and consultation with other collectors I feel that this is African Americana, although others may disagree. Regardless the piece is quite stunning...
Size Portrait: 14 cm x 10 cm x 0.8 cm, Weight 254 grams. Condition: The plate has a chip on the bottom left of the piece (See photo 6).
Photos 9/10 are taken up against the light. There is some writing on the back that looks like "gals" the piece came in this condition.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "coolstuff71313" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.