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Wilson Chinn, "Branded Slave from Louisiana," CDV

CDV titled on recto, "Wilson Chinn, a Branded Slave from Louisiana; also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves." Myron H. Kimball: New York, NY, 1863. Copyright to George H. Hanks. Verso imprint reads: "The nett proceeds from the sale of these photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Major-General-Banks."

A rare and dramatic image of slavery, produced during the Civil War and meant to inflame Northern sympathies. Chinn is shown wearing a variety of restraints and other instruments of "punishment." A seldom encountered carte.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Condition:

Even toning to image and mount. Few minor surface abrasions/scratches in image including one to right of Chinn's face. Lower right corner of mount creased. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,625
06/26/2020

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