Portrait of Antoine DeSant

tintype

PHOTOGRAPHS - TINTYPES
Bolles & Frisbie
USA, CT, New London
metal; photograph
8-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.

Tintype; framed in 1992.119.2 with Bolles & Frisbie mat; tinted portrait of black man, Antoine DeSant (c. 1815-1886) who went on whaling voyages out of New London in 1830's, probably aboard whale ship TUSCARORA (Antonio De Santo in crew list); later became a grocer in New London, Connecticut; possibly from Cape Verde Islands.


1992.119.1

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