[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY - PORTRAITURE]. A group of 4 CDVs of African American and mixed race female subjects by New Orleans photographers, comprising:

CDV of an African American baby girl seated on a piece of studio furniture. New Orleans: A. Roth, n.d. (heavy toning and soiling, wear to mount edges). Photographer's imprint on verso along with period ink inscription reading "Dora lilviney Johnson to her aunt Viney Sopher." -- CDV standing portrait of an African American woman with braided hair. New Orleans: Leeson, n.d. (toning, light soiling, clipped corners). Photographer's imprint on verso. -- CDV of an AFrican American woman leaning against a piece of fringed studio furniture. New Orleans: Scoggins, n.d. (heavy toning, spotting, soiling throughout). -- CDV portrait of a young mixed race girl with curly hair wearing a triangular-shaped hat and resting her hand on a decorative studio prop. New Orleans: A Constant, n.d. (spotting and light soiling). Photographer's imprint on mount recto and verso. Period pencil inscription on verso reads "child of D M Botassi." -- Together, 4 CDVs 2 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. or smaller on cardstock mounts. 

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Estimate: $200 - $400
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