New book alert: Index of Death Notices Appearing in Der Christliche Apologete, A National German Methodist Newspaper, 1839 – 1899. See "Other Publications" category below.
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James Presley Ball was an African-American daguerreotype photographer who settled in Cincinnati in 1849 at the age of twenty four. For the next two decades, he operated a well known gallery and produced highly praised work, including a 2400-square yard canvas that depicted the history of the African Slave Trade and the horrors of American Slavery. Ball photographed many dignitaries including Queen Victoria, Frederick Douglass, and Charles Dickens.