Daguerreotype of an African American child holding a white baby

Image for Daguerreotype of an African American child holding a white baby
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (14 x 10.8 cm)
H x W (Closed): 5 15/16 × 4 7/8 × 3/4 in. (15.1 × 12.4 × 1.9 cm)
H x W (Open): 5 15/16 × 9 5/8 × 3/8 in. (15.1 × 24.4 × 1 cm)
Type
daguerreotypes
portraits
Date
1850s
Description
A cased, black-and-white image of an African American boy holding a white male baby on his lap.
Topic
African American
Children
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.37
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture