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    Sale 2408 | Lot 253
    Price Realized: $531With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2408 Lot 253

      (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

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $531