?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(PHOTOGRAPHY.) Cased image of Rachael Richardson. Ninth-plate ambrotype, 3 x 2 1/2 inches, in "Hestonville Gallery" case, with manuscript slip reading "Rachael Richardson, servant in Heston family" laid in; abrasion to image surface, otherwise minor wear. Hestonville, PA, circa 1850s
Hestonville, PA is now a neighborhood in the western part of Philadelphia. The sitter was likely Rachael Richardson (circa 1781-1873), an unmarried African-American woman who was born in Pennsylvania. According to the census, she lived with the African-American Carpenter family in 1850 and 1860, and in the Home for Aged Colored Women in 1870.
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