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Posted 11 months ago

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scottvez
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Early images of African Americans are very collectible and desirable.

This is a Quarter plate tintype that has had one edge trimmed a little making it slightly more narrow than a standard quarter plate. At one point, the image appears to have been cased as there is a matting line visible on the image and there are color variations that also show the mat outline.

I would date this imge from the late Civil War era to about 1875. The casing of images fell out of favor in the early 1870s.

The tinting on the image is spectacular-- yellow and blue to the clothing, gold to jewelry, and the red for cheeks and lips of both mom and child.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking cultcha and fluffy!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking aim and vetraio!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks amber and leah.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking 34. If you are an antique photo collector or have an interest, be sure to look at the other antique image postings (several hundred) that I have on CW.

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks sarahoff.

    scott
  6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
    Good stuff Scott and you are right about it being very collectable.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting fhrjr2.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks geo and trunkman.

    scott
  9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    Hi Scott,
    What nice photo & piece of history. I imagine there aren't too many African American photos like this about. Very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing
  10. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks fran. There are significantly fewer African American images available to collectors. Most likely attributable to population differences and economics.

    The tinting on this particular image really makes it stand out from most that I have seen.

    scott
  11. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    I wonder who they were.
  12. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    No idea at all, unfortunately! She did have some money as the jewelry and quality photo shows.

    scott
  13. antiquesandcollectibles38 antiquesandcollectibles38, 10 months ago
    Quite rare to find these images of an African American Family that has wealth during this era ! I'm Jealous! What a Wonderful Piece of History!!
  14. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks for looking antique&collect-- I was really fortunate to get this one. Both the content and high quality tinting are unusual.

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks much tom.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks for looking inky.

    scott

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