Category:Agassiz Zealy slave portraits

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
<nowiki>Agassiz Zealy slave portraits; Sklaven-Daguerreotypien von Louis Agassiz</nowiki>
Agassiz Zealy slave portraits 
Upload media
Instance of
  • photograph series
  • 1850
Authority file
Edit infobox data on Wikidata

In 1850 Louis Agassiz commissioned a series of photographs for his study of "races". Photographer Joseph T. Zealy (1812-93) of Columbia, South Carolina, made a series of Daguerreotypes of slaves in the area around Columbia for Agassiz. The photographic subjects being a mix of African and American born slaves, male and female, per Agassiz's instructions.

These are rare portraits of individual slaves made in the USA before emancipation.

This article provides added details. [1]

Media in category "Agassiz Zealy slave portraits"

The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total.