Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 253

Price Realized: $ 531
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(EDUCATION.) "Colored Graded City School for Nicholasville, Kentucky." Albumen photograph, 4-3/4 x 8 inches, on the original cardstock mount; a couple of closed cracks to the bottom edge of the mount. Kentucky, circa 1900

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An exceptional image of a small, one-room schoolhouse in Kentucky. A sign over the doorway reads "Colored Graded City School Graded 1-3." It was probably placed there for this photo, or perhaps something the photographer added to the negative. A note on Kentucky's early colored schools does mention the Dunbar school in Nicholasville moving into a four room brick structure around 1920. This suggests a much smaller previous school, probably the one pictured here.