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''Unsung Portraits: Anonymous Images of Black Victorians and Early 20th Century Ancestors'' by Tanzy Ward

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''Unsung Portraits: Anonymous Images of Black Victorians and Early 20th Century Ancestors'' by Tanzy Ward
''Unsung Portraits: Anonymous Images of Black Victorians and Early 20th Century Ancestors'' by Tanzy Ward
Despite the inaccurate stereotypes and caricatures that plagued African Americans during the Victorian Era & early 20th century, their powerful self portraits emphasized a people of beautiful dignity and distinguished poise. Unsung Portraits: Anonymous Images of Black Victorians & Early 20th Century Ancestors features original photographs from the author's collection and honors how the ancestors chose photography to portray themselves in a more accurate reflection. Black Americana encompasses more than just caricatures, false stereotypes, and racist imagery. Unsung Portraits emphasizes the positive photographic memorabilia of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Captivating original daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, and real photo post cards are included within the diverse collection. Unsung Portraits emphasizes the dignity, elegance, and grace that was routinely reflected yet uncelebrated. Although their names and background details are anonymous, the collection celebrates their pioneering black excellence and significant stories.

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