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.