Extremely rare and original photo showing the Officers of Tobacco Trade Union, taken in Petersburg, Virginia around 1899. The photographer's name REES is stamped on the mount just off of the lower-right corner of the image. Mount dimensions are 10" x 8 1/8"; photo itself is 7 7/8" x 5 1/2". The only other example I can find of this historic image is in the collection of the Library of Congress, and I do not believe a photographer is attributed. According to the LOC, this was part of a collection of important African American images assembled for the 1900 Paris Exhibition. Condition: The mount has edge wear, as shown, and a repair in the lower-left. The image itself is in excellent antique condition with very light soiling, and no damages.
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