Friday, February 24, 2017

Animated Stereoview Portrait of a Group of Elderly African Americans Said to Have Been Once Owned as Slaves by George Washington (1800's)

 
Animated stereoview portrait of a group of elderly African Americans said to have been once owned as slaves by George Washington titled "Cooks, chambermaids, nurses and one hostler of Gen. Geo. Washington, found in and around St. Augustine, Florida." Possibly a spurious claim. There are also two younger African Americans and a white woman pictured.

Source.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Carte De Visite Portrait of a Crying Toddler Titled “Young America” (1862)


Carte de visite portrait of a crying toddler titled “Young America,” probably taken in a photography studio on Broadway in New York City, 1862. Also possibly retouched. By Edward Anthony.

Source: Library of Congress.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017