Self-Portraits of the Artist as Historical African Figures

Uncommon Photographs from 100 Years of Daily African American Life

A taste of freedom: black America in the 19th century – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

I am fortunate to have some photos dating back to the 19th Century from my Dad’s side. 

I have shared these family photos in the past but let me include a few for this post. Some of these pictures might have been taken in the early 20th century but most were done in the Nineteenth Century. 

Why Frederick Douglass Was the Most Photographed 19th-Century American