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CDV Group Portraits of African Americans, circa 1865

Lot of 5 CDVs providing formal studio portraits of African American subjects, most unidentified, with the exception of a seated elderly couple, the female tentatively identified on verso as "Mrs. Jane V. Gray, 7 Fox St., Owego, NY." A.F. Fisher: Monroetown, Pennsylvania, n.d., circa 1865; two portraits of the same group of young women wearing patterned dresses, possibly sisters, taken during different sittings. Coburn's Gallery: Owego, NY, n.d., circa 1865; formal portrait of a young mother and father posed with their infant, who wears a long, white gown. Poole & Jarvis: Chatham, Ontario, n.d., circa 1865; portrait of a boy standing beside a young man, who is seated with a rifle in hand. Uncredited: n.p., n.d., circa 1865. 

Condition:

Toning to CDVs. Some with light surface spotting/smudges. Carte of African American man and boy with minor chipping along top and right edges of print; lower right corner of mount almost fully separated. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$344
12/03/2020

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