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Black Victorian Images: African American Daguerreotypes

I love history and photography so I have found a way to merge these two favorite things. Today we are showcasing Black Victorian Images of African American Daguerreotypes. These original photos and works of art are gateways to the past and highly collectible items. Check out a few of the favorite images we have curated below. Do you collect any old or family photos? Be sure to share them with us using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Black Victorian Images: African American Daguerreotypes

The detailing on this photos is immaculate for early photography and we adore the craftsmanship of the photo plates as well.

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For the few families that were able to afford and take these photos, they are true family heirlooms.

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These photos showcase much of the style of the 1800s through the lense of a black and white camera.

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We love the ornate details of the fashion from this era, especially the collars.

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The unique shapes of the photo plates are full of detail and very true to Victorian era style.

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What are some family heirlooms that have been passed down in your family? What family traditions have you kept up from generation to generation? Be sure to share them with us!

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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