[N.p., likely the American Southeast: ca. 1890s to 1910s]. Silver gelatin photograph, 5 x 7 inches, on a decorative mount, 7.75 x 9.75 inches. Minor silvering and light surface wear to image. Diagonal crack to mount at top left corner, not affecting image, moderate soiling. Good plus. Item #4450
A wonderful image showing an African-American woman holding a book outside her home, presumably in the Deep South in the late-19th or early-20th century. The woman is dressed in her Sunday finest, and stands besides the short staircase leading up to her elevated clapboard shotgun house. The photographer or studio is, sadly, not identified on the mount. A delightful image of a young, proud reader in a rather austere and sun-drenched environment.