Little Jim Plum & Maid CDV, 1869

CDV studio portrait of a young boy, identified as "Little Jim Plum," and a Black girl, unidentified. A.S. Teshune: Hackensack, New Jersey, n.d., [1869]. Main Street imprint on verso. Contemporary ink inscription on verso reads: "Little Jim Plum / & / Maid / August 1st, 1869." 

Both children look directly at the camera with the young white boy, "Little Jim Plum," sitting in a high chair. The girl, identified only as "maid" stands at a fancy table wearing an apron over her striped tunic and checked skirt. The inscription suggests that the young girl, despite being a child herself, would have provided care for "Little Jim Plum." 

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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