CDV of African American Caretaker with White Baby, New Orleans, circa 1867

CDV portrait of a Black caretaker with a white infant. William D. McPherson: [New Orleans], n.d., circa 1865-1867. No. 132 Canal Street imprint on verso. 

Taken during the brief time between the dissolution of McPherson's partnership with Oliver in 1865 and his death from yellow fever in 1867. The image captures a Black caretaker wearing a patterned blouse, lace collar, and headscarf holding a white infant in her lap, her hands holding those of the child. 


A few minor spots. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
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