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African American women

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Carte-de-visite of African American woman

Identifier: AC-754
Scope and Contents This is an albumen carte-de-visite of an African American woman described as domestic worker. Though little information is available, R.J. Rankin's Martinsburg photography studio was active as early as 1862, based on surviving photographs. This portrait, taken some time after the incorporation of West Virginia as a state (1863 June 10), still likely dates from the War years or soon after, based on the subject and dress. The subject, unidentified, is an African American woman of early...
Dates: late 1860s