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Written on the frame - Potter's Patent March 7 1865

With the help of magnification and a rudimentary fiddle with Preview tools the images, above, reveal a part of their mysteries. Although terribly decayed and almost unreadable without the help of modern technology, these images have an ethereal beauty that entrances me.

These images arrived with a huge lot of mid-century African American snapshots. They had somehow found their way to Australia and yet nobody wanted them. I got the lot for $0.99 plus postage.