A portrait from an early studio of J.P. Ball, the famous African American photographer in the 1850s and 60s. Ball was primarily known as a daguerreotypist, but offered other photography services in his studio. Thomas was his brother-in-law.
Details of the studio are printed on verso: "From Ball & Thomas Photographic Art Gallery. 120 West Fourth Street, near Race. Cincinnati, O.
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Photo Date 1858-1860 Print Date 1858-1860
Dimensions 4 x 2.5 in. (102 x 64 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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