Cowan’s American History Auction — Results for African-American Photography

A small collection of photographs depicting African-American history and culture were auctioned at Cowan’s American History Auction on Wednesday, June 24th. Of the selection that experienced sales include African-American Nanny and her White Charge, a sixth plate daguerreotype sold for $ 2,350, a bit below its low estimate of $ 2,500.

Female Slave and Child, another sixth plate daguerreotype, sold for $ 2,350, several hundred dollars above its high estimate. Wilson CDV of Savannah , GA, African-American Chimney Sweeps, sold for $470, below its low estimate of $ 600.  Results include the buyer’s premium.

AFRICAN AMERICAN NANNY AND HER WHITE CHARGE, QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE
AFRICAN AMERICAN NANNY AND HER WHITE CHARGE, QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE
WILSON CDV OF SAVANNAH, GA, AFRICAN AMERICAN CHIMNEY SWEEPS
WILSON CDV OF SAVANNAH, GA, AFRICAN AMERICAN CHIMNEY SWEEPS
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