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    Posted 4 years ago

    scottvez
    (924 items)

    This is a quarter plate ambrotype of an African American nanny with children.

    The ambrotype format dates from the Civil War era or earlier, so this certainly could depict a slave.

    The ambrotype has surface scratching and scuffs, but the faces are crisp and clear.

    Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes of African Americans are highly prized among collectors.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Scott,
      This is fantastic!!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks scott-- I appreciate you looking and commenting.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks vo and bobby!

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much brunswick!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks vetraio and roddy!

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks bijou and freon!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much peasejean!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks buss and official!

      scott
    9. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Great photo. The nanny looks barely a child herself.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Agree racer, the African American girl looks to be a pre-teen.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much ted and gatekeeper.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks tom and kiva!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks cultcha, peggy and fran!

      scott
    14. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      What a lovely piece!
    15. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks again courtenay. Original Civil War and earlier African American images are few and far between!

      scott
    16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Wow, the babysitter almost doesn't look old enough to handle that job, right? Even with the err's it's still a great photo!
    17. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks passion-- I hate the damage, but it is still a strong and moving image.

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking dash.

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks jlmam.

      scott

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