CDVs of African American Oberlin Students, ca 1875

Lot of 2 CDVs of African American men, likely students at Oberlin College, both taken by H.M. Platt: Oberlin, Ohio, n.d. ca 1875. Both men appear seated and clad in suits and bow ties. Inscription below portrait of mustachioed gentleman identifies him as "H. Shorter." According to the Minority Student Records in the Oberlin College archives, Hezekiah Shorter, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, was enrolled in the Preparatory Department from 1874 until 1878. Platt's studio imprint on verso of both cartes.


Both toning, spotting, and staining, with wear to mount corners.

Estimate: $100 - $200
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