Vernacular Photos

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1900s Compelling African American Family Photo 1900s Compelling African American Family Photo

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1900s Compelling African American Family Photo

$375.00

Haunting face may be a portrait of a very young mother or sister. Victorian embossed mount measures 4.5 x 5.5", nice condition with curve. 
1900s Texas Southwest Old Mexico Border Family Photos 1900s Texas Southwest Old Mexico Border Family Photos

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1900s Texas Southwest Old Mexico Border Family Photos

$375.00

Sight size measures 3.75 x 4.5", terribly intimate portraits.    Flaking to mounts.   
1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo 1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo

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1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo

$200.00

Hugely endearing.   Measures 3.75 x 5.5", chip at left is in the original negative.
1940s African American College Professors Scholars Studio Photo 1940s African American College Professors Scholars Studio Photo

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1940s African American College Professors Scholars Studio Photo

$200.00

Collegiate (doctoral?) robes, believed to be a Pittsburgh studio and dated 1949. Measures 3.5 x 4.75", nice condition with scuffs and one soft corner. 
1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo 1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

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1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

$450.00

INCREDIBLE circumstance and details in the itinerant’s backdrops (photographs on the ground behind) and clothing. Identified Beallsville PA. Mount measures 6 x 8”, very nice condition with edge wear.
1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos 1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos

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1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos

$750.00

Scarce and poignant. When read closely, these are a seldom captured portrait of American womanhood and then in comparison between two parallel cultures. One woman much more in control of this low budget photo shoot...
19thc Painted African American Woman Victorian Fashion Photo 19thc Painted African American Woman Victorian Fashion Photo

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19thc Painted African American Woman Victorian Fashion Photo

$750.00

At the intersection of developing photography technology and a folk art hand. Measures 4.5 x 7.75”, paper on board with edge wear and chips.
1890s Labor Disaster Amputee Portrait Mounted Photo 1890s Labor Disaster Amputee Portrait Mounted Photo

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1890s Labor Disaster Amputee Portrait Mounted Photo

$375.00

Striking and poignant in equal measure. Identified Alex Miller in pencil on reverse, the source of his injury is not easily researched. Given the proximity to the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) hub from Johnstown and the...
1920s Coal Miners Lamps & Hunting Dogs Studio Photo 1920s Coal Miners Lamps & Hunting Dogs Studio Photo

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1920s Coal Miners Lamps & Hunting Dogs Studio Photo

$275.00

Carbide lamps and one man with a bow tie, found in Southwestern PA. ___ Blur to the animals and corner chips / slight bow to mount. Measures 9 x 11”.
19thc African American Woman Apron Labor Tintype Photo 19thc African American Woman Apron Labor Tintype Photo

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19thc African American Woman Apron Labor Tintype Photo

$275.00

Working woman, apron over her beautiful paisley and fringe shawl.   Honest and textural image.    Mat measures 2.5 x 4”, tintype was fitted long ago with tape.  Nice condition with minimal soiling.
1900s Death Skeletal Folk Art Sand Sculpture Photo RPPC 1900s Death Skeletal Folk Art Sand Sculpture Photo RPPC

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1900s Death Skeletal Folk Art Sand Sculpture Photo RPPC

$125.00

Fahrmann Tod (The Ferryman) translated from German, carved into the sand.   Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, unused European split back postcard. Very nice condition with only edge flakes. Strong contrast.
1920s Progressive Woman Girl Scout Leader Sepia Portrait Photo 1920s Progressive Woman Girl Scout Leader Sepia Portrait Photo

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1920s Progressive Woman Girl Scout Leader Sepia Portrait Photo

$300.00

Absolutely textbook example. Measures 2 7/8 x 3 7/8”. Very nice condition with outstanding tones and details. Identified Hazel in pen almost like a name badge.
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