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Photographs of African American Bands, Congregations, Groups and Families, Incl. J.C. O'Brien's Georgia Minstrels in front of a Pawnee Bill's Rail Car
3/10/2014 - Am Social History: Timed Auction
Lot of 14, including:

Image 1: 12 x 14 in. mounted photograph of an entirely African American congregation posed outside their church; 12 x 14 in. matted photograph of a group of mixed race African Americans, by Williams Studio, Omaha, Nebraska.

Image 2: 9.25 x 11.75 in. mounted photograph of 15 men dressed in black tie, on stage under a Happy New Year banner, possibly a band or choir; 12 x 14 in. mounted photograph of 22 members of the Black Prince Club of Ottumwa, Iowa, all identified on verso, about to enjoy a chicken and chitterling dinner at the Ballingall Hotel, ca 1913 or 1914.

Image 3: 8 x 10 in. mounted photograph of J.C. O'Brien's Georgia Minstrels posed in front of two rail cars, one painted Georgia Minstrels and Far East and Congress of...; 7 x 9 in. mounted photograph of a man and two women posed in front of a home; 6 x 7.5 in. mounted albumen of four African American women and children posed in front of their shanty or detached kitchen; 6 x 9.25 in. photograph of a little girl and three men, one holding a Pocket Kodak.

Image 4: 5.5 x 7.5 in. mounted photograph of a man sitting in front of a bookshelf holding scientific volumes including the U.S. Geological Survey; a modern enlargement of the cabinet card seen in Image 5; 6.5 x 8.5 in. photograph of a family of five; 5.5 x 6.375 in. mounted photograph of three women boarding a ferry or riverboat; 4.75 x 7 in. mounted photograph of a mother and six children; 4.25 x 5.5 in. mounted photograph of a mother, father, and five children.

Image 5: cabinet card of a mother, father, and two daughters, identified on verso as Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrette, Pendleton; and a cabinet card of nine people and a dog posed on the porch of a home in Salina, Kansas, ca 1891.

Note: measurements of mounted photographs correspond to the mount, not the print.


Provenance:  
Dr. John W. Ravage Collection of African American Photography


Condition:  
Various; refer to zoom photographs.
Sold: $499.38
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