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Unknown [Cased tintype depicting young African American woman reading]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09714 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Type: Photograph Date: circa 1860 Pagination: 1 tintype: case with cloth and brass inlay: black and maroon; 9.1 x 5.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One cased tintype depicting a young African American woman reading, circa 1860. Woman is wearing a formal dress and appears to be sitting in a parlor chair. Photograph stored in a black wooden case with a small hook.

Background Information: Tintypes were popular in the United States in the 1860s through the early 1900s. Cased tintypes and daguerreotypes were popular from the 1840s through the 1860s.

People:

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American HistoryWomen's HistoryAfrican AmericansPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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