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African American Woman 1917 photo to sister Annie from Essie

The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.

African American Woman 1917 photo to sister Annie from Essie

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The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.

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I purchased this picture at an antiques store in Oakland California. It had a small informational card with it, but all it said was 'name written on back of photo'. When I see photos, and if they have names or locations, I always try to rescue them with the hope of getting them back to the family. When I got it home, I took it apart and written faintly on the back in pencil it says "Compliments of your sister Essie to Annie. Loving, April 1, 1917". That doesn't mean the photo was taken in 1917, that could just be the date the photo was given to the sister. Personally, I would have thought the photo was older than that.

The picture is in a very old metal frame. The frame needs to be refurbished as there are a few scratches and a few spots of rust. Measuring at the mid-section, its 8 inches side to side and 10 inches top to bottom. I should have measured the photo while I had it out of the frame, but neglected to do so, but it's probably around 3.5 by 5 inches or possibly a little bigger. There is a small tear on the photo which you should be able to see in my photo. The tear is on the right edge just about across from her waist area. Obviously, it's a black and white photo.

I'd love to return Essie to her family. I'm a genealogist, so I understand what a find like this can mean. I'm asking less than $3 than what I paid for it.

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Due to the metal frame, there is a bit of weight to it. With that being said, buyer to pay no more than $9.95 USPS Priority Mail delivery charges, possibly less depending on your location.

SHIPPING CHARGE INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.

Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.

International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.

All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.

The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.
Photo of Essie, Black woman
The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.

The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.
Photo of Essie, Black woman
The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.

The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.
Photo of Essie, Black woman
The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.

The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.
Photo of Essie, Black woman
The note on the back of this African American Black woman's photo says this is Essie. She is giving this photo to her sister Annie. Its dated 1917.