Guide to the African American Portrait Tintypes

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0515
Creators:
Ahlborn, Richard
Dates:
circa 1865-1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two small portrait busts of young African American men or boys. One wears a jacket and tie. The other tintype, in somewhat worse condition, is bent and abraded and has a hole in the top, and shows a young man wearing a broad-brimmed hat, vest, and jacket, no tie.
No indication of photographer's identity.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nothing is known about the subjects of the photographs, their origin, or circumstances. Neither photograph is captioned, and the photographer is unidentified.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Heather Van Horn, 6/27/94.
Author
Heather Van Horn
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by Richard Ahlborn, February 1990 from a dealer in Lyons, Colorado, who believed the tintypes were taken in Colorado. Gift of Mr. Ahlborn to the Archives Center.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
African American Portrait Tintypes, ca. 1880-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African Americans -- 1880-1900 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- African Americans -- 1880-1900 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hats -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- African American men Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tintypes -- 1880-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vests -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Youths -- African American -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives