Posted 10 years ago
This CDV came in a CDV album that included a CDV of Sojourner Truth, the Gettysburg Battlefield Children, and numerous family views.
All of the album images were Civil War era views, most early war without tax stamps.
The subject of this portrait has been identified as Sophy Bush, formerly a servant of President John Quincy Adams! At her listed age, the woman was most likely born a slave in during the Colonial era and then lived to see the start (and possibly end) of the Civil War.
The identification is in period ink.
My efforts to confirm the identification and that Sophy Bush was a servant for JQA have not been successful, but I am confident that it will pan out.