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
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