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RARE POST MORTEM BY AFRICAN AMERICAN DAGUERREOTYPIST GLENALVIN GOODRIDGE

Post mortem daguerreotypes by African Americans are decidedly rare. This one is intimate and bright. The tones are exquisite.

GLENALVIN GOODRIDGE. Started a daguerreotype business in York, Pennsylvania, in which he was very successful, eventually amassing a sizeable amount of real estate. Imprisoned, due to dubious claims of rape, and in jail he contracted tuberculosis. Upon his release, he eventually succumbed to the disease. The Goodridge family relocated to Saginaw, Michigan where they were in business into the 20th century.

There is an excellent book that discusses Glenalvin Goodridge in much depth, and also details the family enterprise in Michigan: The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers 1847-1922, by John Vincent Jezierski.

DAGUERREOTYPE
$5000. USD
RARE POST MORTEM BY AFRICAN AMERICAN DAGUERREOTYPIST GLENALVIN GOODRIDGE
SIZE
Sixth plate.
HOUSING
Full case with wear. On velvet pad: "G.J. GOODRIDGE YORK PA."
CONDITION
Tarnish at perimeter. Very good condition.
APPEARANCE
Bright plate. Very good contrast. Excellent tones.

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