Lot of 3 CDVS of African American subjects by Western photographers, comprising:
Studio portrait of an elegant woman wearing a fashionable dress, a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and her hair in a curled updo. Charles William Carter: Salt Lake City, Utah, n.d., 1869-1880. Nos. 2 and 4 Third South Street imprint on verso. Carter, originally from London, learned photography while serving in the British Army in the Crimean War. He emigrated to American and on to Salt Lake City by 1859, shortly thereafter establishing his View Emporium which typically catered to the Mormon community, of which he was a part.
Studio portrait of a standing gentleman wearing a three-piece suit. J.E. Bilbrough: Dubuque, n.d., circa 1870. Main and Eighth Streets imprint on verso.
Vignetted studio portrait of a woman wearing a pearl necklace and drop earrings. Charles D. Kirkland: Cheyenne, Wyoming, n.d., 1881-1892. 292 Ferguson Street imprint on verso. Kirkland was a well-regarded photographer who is best remembered for inventing the "Gelatine Chloride" process which he eventually sold to the Eastman Kodak Company.
Bilbrough - lower mount has been unevenly trimmed.
Kirkland - some fading and spotting.
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