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ALBINO LUCASIE FAMILY BY MATHEW BRADY

At bottom of mount: "Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1862 by M.B. Brady in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. District of New York."

Backmark: "Published by E. & H.T. ANTHONY, 501 Broadway New York FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE in BRADY'S National Portrait Gallery."

"The Albino Lucasie family were European (the name is French), but P.T. Barnum, who discovered them at the 1857 Amsterdam fair, gave out that they were 'Negroes from Madagascar' and claimed that their pink eyes remained staring even as they slept. He brought them to New York to work at his American Museum that same year. (Currier and Ives did a famous portrait of them titled 'The Wonderful Eliophobus Family,' a whimsical name meaning 'fear of the sun'). In addition to Barnum’s shows, the Lucasies also performed with W. W. Coles and the Lemon Bros., for a total of 40 years. When Antoinette died, Rudolph continued performing in vaudeville as an albino violinist. He died in Kansas City in 1909." (source: Travalanche website)

CARTE DE VISITE (CDV)
$200. USD

ALBINO LUCASIE FAMILY BY MATHEW BRADY
SIZE
Approximately 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
CONDITION
Photo: Spots and marks. Some discoloration to the backdrop. Mount: Wear at top corners and along top. Light wear at bottom corners. Soiling, front and back.
APPEARANCE
Very good tones. The father is especially rich and has strong contrast. Interesting composition.

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