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Unidentified photographer 
Black Woman with Wonderful Hat 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus 
Flicker description posted by Beverly Wilgus (5 January 2008):
Even though the tintype was often casual it was also sometimes very formal. In this image a black woman poses for her picture in what must be her "Sunday best" dress, gold jewelry, and an extraordinary hat. One hand rests on a book and the other on the arm of a posing chair. Her earrings, ring, chains, and locket have all been retouched in gold.
I bought this unmarked tintype with another tintype of a black woman identified as by a West Indies photographer. The arm of the posing chair is similar. This does not prove they are from the same studio but may suggest a connection. 

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