Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rare photo of Slaves

Art historians believe that the above recently "discovered" photograph is from the 1860s and shows two "children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated."

A New York collector purchased the photo and several other images and documents at a sale in North Carolina.

Photographs of slave children are considered rare. In addition, it's reported, "What makes the picture an even more compelling find is that several art experts said it was created by the photography studio of Mathew Brady, a famous 19th-century photographer known for his portraits of historical figures such as President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee."

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