OUTDOOR VIEW OF AN ELDERLY BLACK MAN IN TOP HAT AND TAILS – INTERESTING INSCRIPTION ON REVERSE

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Item Code: 1138-1673

CDV is a full view of an older, smiling, gaunt-faced, black man seated on the front porch of a house. He wears a stove-pipe top hat with a dark frock coat with a dark collar and a light vest and matching trousers with a cane or walking stick in his right hand.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount are very good. Mount corners are clipped.

Reverse has a period ink ID that reads “TOBEY WILBUR, NASSAU, N. Y.” Below this in a pencil inscription that must date from the early 20th Century is “A SLAVE, IN 1855. ONE OF THE FINEST TYPES OF NEGROE. / FOR HELEN, UNCLE H_ KNEW OLD TOBEY WELL.”

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner. [ad][ph:L]

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