Cabinet Card of Black and White Friends with Cigars, ca 1890

Cabinet card of two young men with cigars. M'Killip Bros: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, n.d., ca 1890. Imprint on recto. A black man sits with legs crossed in a wicker chair with his arm draped over the back. He wears pinstripe pants, a tweed waistcoat, a dark jacket, and a bowler hat. His white friend stands next to him with his hand resting on his shoulder. Both chew on cigars in the corners of their mouths. The jaunty lads present a charming picture of interracial friendship in late 19th century America.


Extremely fine. 

Estimate: $200 - $300
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