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Photograph by:
John Green, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer with ink paper
H x W (image): 1 1/4 × 15/16 in. (3.2 × 2.4 cm)
H x W (card): 2 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (7 × 4.4 cm)
Place made:
Denver, Colorado, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1900
John Green was a Black photographer who owned a photography studio in Denver, Colorado that he operated in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
A tintype portrait of a man identified as "Uncle Charlie," captured by photographer John Green and mounted in pink paper matting. The man is featured wearing a light shirt with a collar, a dark coat, and tie. He is show in the oval window of a rectangular paper matting. The pink matting has an oval window, surrounded by a patterned red border. The sides of the matting are also edged in a red border, with designs at the corners. There is an inscription under the oval that reads [Uncle Charlie]. The back of the matting is stamped with an oval stamp, the boarder of which matches the border decoration around the image window. Inside the border are the words [John Green / PHOTOGRAPHER / Cor. 18th & Market Sts. / Denver Colorado]. There is bright red sticker with the number [889] adhered to the back of the card.
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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