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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 on paper
H x W (image): 3 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (8 × 4.8 cm)
H x W (card): 4 13/16 × 3 1/8 in. (12.3 × 8 cm)
Place made:
Denver, Denver County, 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 three unidentified men captured by photographer John Green. The men are seated in a row, legs crossed, arms folded on their laps. All three wear dark suits. The man to the left has a dark bowtie against his light shirt. The other two men have light shirts and no ties. The man seated in the middle has a long white beard. The tintype is attached to a faded pink paper card. The image window has a rounded top and is bordered by a narrow red line next to a thick red line. The outer edge of the card is bordered by a thin red line with decorative knots designs in the corners. There is a red sticker on the reverse of the paper card.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Business  Search this
Photography  Search this
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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National Museum of African American History and Culture