Guide to the African American Portrait Tintypes

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0515
Creators:
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015
Dates:
circa 1865-1900
Languages:
English
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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
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.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Heather Van Horn, 6/27/94.

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.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African Americans -- 1880-1900 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- African Americans -- 1880-1900 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hats -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- African American men Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tintypes -- 1880-1900 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vests -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Youths -- African American -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado Topical 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives