hand portraits

Hand-colored tintype portrait of three unidentified African American women, c. 1856.

Source: Harvard Library.


I saw seven birds: the Twins, the Lover, the Protector, the Lonely Journal-keeper, the Peacemaker, and the Wordless One.

“María Dolores de Aldama y Alfonso, Marchioness of Montelo” (1855) (detail) by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (1815-1894).