July 30, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 10, 2020


Photographs with African American Subject Matter, Incl. Photograph of Family by Barker and Jim Crow-Era Boudoir Card

Albumen image of African American family outside their home, approx. 3 x 4 in. on 4 x 5 in. mount with gilt edges. With arched top (possibly 1/2 of stereoview). Back of card identifies photographer as George Barker, Niagara Falls, NY, and has an extensive listing of the awards Mr. Barker had won up to that time, the latest dated 1889.

Boudoir card, approx. 5 x 8.5 in. Image of African American man driving an ox cart, implying he is on his way to vote. Printed in the lower right corner of the negative is "15th AMENDMENT." This photograph may have been created to visually convey the intent of the 15th Amendment, ratified on Feb. 3, 1870, which gave all men the Right to Vote. Manuscript label below: "Tallahassee Florida in 1896." Similar pencil label on verso. Imprint of O. Pierre Havens, Jacksonville, FL. Although dated 1896, the "Havens Artistic Studio" imprint suggests that this may have been made as early as the 1880s. Water stains on verso.


Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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