Oct 08, 2009 - Sale 2189

Sale 2189 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
CORNELIUS M. BATTEY (1873 - 1927)
The Sharecropper.

Silver print, circa 1920. 200x171 mm; 7 7/8x6 3/4 inches, full margins. With the artist's stamp, "C.M. Battey, Tuskegee Inst., Ala., Copyrighted," in the negative, lower right.

Battey's range extended beyond standard portrait photography. Once he returned to the South to teach at Tuskegee Institute, he used his camera to capture the everyday lives of African Americans in the early 20th century.