Mrs. Gulick's Adopted Son, Princeton, New Jersey, CDV, circa 1865

CDV studio portrait of a Black man with a young white girl sitting on his knee. [Morris] Moses: Trenton, New Jersey, n.d., circa 1865. Contemporary pencil inscription on the verso reads: "Mrs. Gulick's / adopted son / Princeton N.J."  Photographer's 13 E. State Street imprint alongside 2 cent revenue stamp on verso. 

Morris Moses (1826-1891) operated a studio at 13 East State Street in Trenton, New Jersey on the 3rd floor of the Mansion House from 1858-1873. At the time of the 1870 census, a Gulick family was living in Princeton, New Jersey, and had 2 young daughters, Elizabeth (b. circa 1864) and Isabella (b. circa 1868), one of whom might be the young girl pictured here. The gentleman referred to as "Mrs. Gulick's adopted son" is otherwise unidentified. An unusual image as most interracial images of the time depict Black women with their white charges.


Very light scuffs, one or two small spots. 

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