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Agassiz Zealy slave portraits 
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Agassiz Zealy slave portraits (en); Sklaven-Daguerreotypien von Louis Agassiz (de)

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.

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