Old "Uncle Dick" Richard Burr CDV, ca 1875

CDV portrait of an elderly Black man identified as Richard Burr. S.S. Teel: Hope, New Jersey, n.d., circa 1873. Photographer's imprint on verso. Contemporary ink inscription reads: "Old "Uncle Dick" (Richard Burr) Died 17th Aug. 1873. Age about 96 years."

A Richard Burr is listed in the New Jersey Deaths and Burials Index, which records that he was born about 1778 and died on 16 August 1873 in Blairstown, New JerseyHe is noted at being 95 years at death and worked as a laborer, however, no other information is known.


Faint circular ink imprint in upper right corner. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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