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Tintype of an African American Gentleman Holding a Book, circa 1870

Ninth plate tintype portrait of an African American gentleman holding a book. Uncredited: n.p., n.d., ca 1870. Sitter stares directly into the camera while holding an unidentified book up on his lap. One arm rests on a table covered in a cloth partially tinted pink. Housed in pressed paper case fully separated at spine.  

Condition:

Image with darkening to edges, and some spotting throughout. Mat with some soiling and discoloration. Velvet with some light discoloration and wear. Case fully separated at spine, with wear including finish loss to edges, corners, and raised surfaces. Some threads hanging from spine edge of front cover.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,500
12/03/2020

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