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Photographic Archive of People, approximately 300 images, many by Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, (but other photographers also represented). This lot features a large number of loose studio and candid albumen prints, CDVs, cabinet cards, and other photographs dating from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, of mostly unidentified subjects. Notable Giers images include three African American children shooting marbles; 3 members of the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the Confederate Veterans from Fort Worth, Texas (standing with flag and a child) at the 1904 National Convention held in Nashville; members of the Vanderbilt University Football Team on the practice field, and members of other sport teams. There are a few photos of African American subjects, some images of Otto Giers and family including daughter Hunter Giers Hicks, and a CDV of a young Native American boy stamped on back for Jackson Bros. Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska. One photograph (framed) depicts Somerset Edward O'Brien Kevil-Davis, British Army: Major Gordon Highlanders Order of Medjidif, with military medals, photograph taken by James Ewing, Aberdeen & Braemar. Photographs vary in sizes from c. 4" H x 2 1/2" W to 11" H x 14" W. Lot also includes a photographic album of CDVs portraits, primarily by C. C. Giers, but a few are by European studios such as Hanns Hanfstaengl, Berlin, and Enlenstein Photograph, Leipzig, of men, women, and children. Two examples of Post-Mortem photography, one of a woman, one of a baby, are included towards the back of the album. Album brown leather embossed with gilt, with white glass beads on covers and metal fasteners, gilt picture boards inside. Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee, descended in the Hicks-Giers family. CONDITION: Leather on album worn. Picture boards separated from binding. Metal fasteners tarnished. Loose photographs exhibit damage to be expected from age. Framed photograph needs reinforcement. Newspapers browned from age, tears, missing sections from edges.