African-American CDVs

41043.

African-American in military coat with cape and wearing a grotesque gorilla head. A copy of this image is in the Library Company of Philadelphia and has the manuscript title “Intelligent Contraband.”

41044.

Gen’l. Scott & Asst.-Bathing Robes to hire, Cape May.

41045.

Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (1849-1908).

41046.

James A. Budworth, “White’s Original Serenaders.” Blackface performer.

41047.

Untitled image of toys on tabletop.

41048.

Teacher Fannie Langford teaching freed slaves how to read and write at the 1st school for freed slaves in South Carolina, The Hooper School on the Old Fort Plantation, Beaufort, S.C., Port Royal Island.

41049.

Signed on verso “Fannie Langford, Hooper School, Old Fort Plantation, Beaufort, S.C. Port Royal Island.” Written on bottom recto “My favorite pupil Uncle Smart Washington 71 yrs.”

41053.

A Disgusted Secesh (Leavie Dixie.)

41054.

Nanny and child.

41055.

Blackface banjo performer.

41056.

Chimney Sweeps from Life.

41058.

Happy New Year 1877.

41059.

Happy New Year 1878.

41060.

Capt. W.H. Lane.

41061.

Nanny and child.

41062.

Frederick Douglass.

41063.

Radical Members of the S. C. Legislature.

41097.

“Intelligent Contrabands” in manuscript bottom recto. From a description by James Arsenault: One of a series of photographs of slaves taken by McPherson & Oliver in Louisiana during the Union occupation, likely in Baton Rouge where many slaves came to the Union line following the occupation in May of 1862. Pictured are two African American men in what appears to be a makeshift studio with a hanging sheet for a backdrop and bare ground. The men are dressed in rags, one of them barefoot. A noxious period inscription, meant to cast the photo as a satire, reads “Intelligent Contrabands.”

 

 

41109.

Occupational, advertising CDV. The man on the right wears a hat which reads “Higgins Berman Laundry Soap is the Best,” and the man on the left wears a hat which reads “Try It.”


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