Lot 102 of 419:
photo by Kate Matthews of "Mom Beck" c.1904  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$204
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Portrait photograph of Rebecca Porter
Author:
Matthews, Kate
Place:
[Peewee Valley, KY]
Publisher:
Date:
[c.1904]
Description:
Photograph mounted within mat and card stock frame. Approximately 7½x5½, all together 10¼x7. Signed by Kate Matthews in pencil on mat. A portrait of the real life inspiration behind the Annie Fellows Johnston character "Mom Beck" from her Little Colonel children's book series. Rebecca Porter, an ex-slave, is seated and reading the newspaper. American photographer Kate Matthews produced many photograph to illustrate Johnston's wildly successful series of books.
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Condition:
Not inspected outside of matting; period ink inscription below signature on matting; very good.
 
Item number:
204143
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