Scarce J.P. Ball Montana Cabinet Card

Cabinet card half-portrait of African American gentleman. J.P. Ball & Son: Helena, Montana, n.d., ca 1895. Imprint on recto. Inscription on verso identifies the subject: “Jas.H. Durand / Helena / Montana.” Portrait by the celebrated African American daguerreotypist, the gentleman wears a pinstripe waistcoat and jacket with a patterned tie. Ball’s Montana photographs are quite scarce and this image is believed to be unique.


Some fading and slight scuffs and spotting. Some soiling to card.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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