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A Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas

Very unusual hand-tinted photographic Christmas Card of a black boy with a straw hat, c. 1890


Below the image, printed on the mount, the text:

“A Merry Christmas. You’ve heard of the Mashers? well I am one. And just the boy if you want some fun. How many sweet girls I’ve managed to kiss. For they cannot resist a hat like this.”


A unusual example of Black Americana.


Albumen print mounted on card.


Date: c. 1880/90


Dimensions: c. 108 by 165 mm


Condition: good but slightly faded and low in contrast.

Price: € 135

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