This site complements the digital archive for both collections and the metadata developed for its Artstor presentation. This foundational research on the Black Portrait Photograph collection was undertaken during the spring 2021 and fall 2023 semesters by scholars in the seminar known as Curating Hidden Collections & the Black Archive. The collaborative endeavor has and will continue to engage librarians, curators, faculty, and guest scholars, in the responsibility for the afterlife of the collection, the individuals portrayed therein and the potential of this archive to inform and enhance our world and that of others. This site includes images of two tintypes that have not been assigned to the Black Portrait Photograph Collection. Both require further research.
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