African American Woman holding a White Infant

Unknown American, American


about 1852-1853

Daguerreotype, quarter plate, in a leather case with a brass mat

Image: 3 3/8 × 2 1/4 in. (8.6 × 5.7 cm)

Case: 4 3/4 × 3 5/8 in. (12.1 × 9.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through Olivia H. and John O. Parker '58 Acquisition Fund and the James and Barbara Block Acquisitions Endowment



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-July 21, 2019.


Estate of a private collector, Florida; sold to Dennis A. Waters, Exeter, New Hampshire (dealer), about 2006; sold to collector and dealer of photography in Midwest, about 2012; sold to Casey A. Waters (son of Dennis), Exeter, New Hampshire (dealer), about 2014; sold to present collection, 2016.

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