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African American Portrait Tintypes

Creator:
Ahlborn, Richard  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portraits
Tintypes
Place:
Colorado -- African Americans -- 1880-1900
Date:
circa 1865-1900
Scope and Contents:
Two small portrait busts of young African American men or boys. One wears a jacket and tie. The other tintype, in somewhat worse condition, is bent and abraded and has a hole in the top, and shows a young man wearing a broad-brimmed hat, vest, and jacket, no tie.

No indication of photographer's identity.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Nothing is known about the subjects of the photographs, their origin, or circumstances. Neither photograph is captioned, and the photographer is unidentified.
Provenance:
Purchased by Richard Ahlborn, February 1990 from a dealer in Lyons, Colorado, who believed the tintypes were taken in Colorado. Gift of Mr. Ahlborn to the Archives Center.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans -- 1880-1900  Search this
Hats -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Vests -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Youths -- African American -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- African American men
Tintypes -- 1880-1900
Citation:
African American Portrait Tintypes, ca. 1880-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0515
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African American Portrait Tintypes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0515

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