Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 257

Price Realized: $ 358
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(ENTERTAINMENT--MUSIC.) Cabinet card promoting the South African Kaffir Choir. Albumen photograph, 5 1/2 x 4 inches, on gilt mount of Elmer Chickering's Royal Studio; minimal wear. Boston, circa 1894?

Additional Details

The South African Kaffir Choir, composed of singers recruited from Africa and performing in traditional dress, began touring America in 1894 and continued intermittently through at least 1916. This photograph of two children in the troupe was taken in Boston at Elmer Chickering's Royal Photographic and Portrait Studio.