Struggles many and great: James P. Ball, Robert Duncanson, and other artists of color in antebellum Cincinnati

Joseph D. Ketner II Art

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2011 In 1854 Gleason’s Pictorial, the popular, nationally circulated magazine out of Boston, published an article promoting the lavish “Daguerrian Gallery” es­tablished in Cincinnati by James P. Ball (Fig. 6), lauding his im­ages as “unsurpassed by any in the Union.”1 In fact, Ball’s Gallery (see Figs. 2, 4) was not so un­usual. Mathew Brady’s popular …

History in towns: Madison, Georgia

Editorial Staff Living with Antiques

April 2009 | The town of Madison, in Morgan County, Georgia, was lauded in 1849 by the historian George White (1802-1887). “There are as many well educated gentlemen and ladies in Madison as in any portion of the State,” he wrote. “Many of the citizens are wealthy, and live in much style. The ladies are remarkably pretty…and many of them …