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  • Mary Eileen Rosalie OMeagher

    Cabinet photo of woman from wealthy family. The "Carte de visite" process was quickly replaced by the larger Cabinet cards. In the early 1860s, both types of photographs were essentially the same in process and design. Both were most often albumen prints; the primary difference being the cabinet card was larger and usually included extensive logos and information on the reverse side of the card to advertise the photographer’s services.

  • Xenia

    African American (black) cabinet photo of woman from wealthy family by Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com, via Flickr

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Striking portrait of a Young African American Woman.

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  • Joseph Ingram Jr.

    She has fair skin. I would love to know about this young lady. This photo draws you in. I wonder is she is alive. How many children does she have?

  • Sharon Frances

    Joseph, she was alive in the picture but probably long dead now. She was very beautiful and it would be interesting to know what kind of life she had.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Young African American Woman. circa 1915

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Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists

  • Marilyn Bering

    Lewis was orphaned around age 4-5. She had relatives on her mother's side and was never adopted. She died in 1907.

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    Hi Marilyn, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge about Edmonia here. The text above was there when I pinned it, I didn't write it myself. I always strive for accuracy with the text that accompanies my pins, so I very much appreciate the further information, as I'm sure all others who will see this pin will as well.

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