Ball, James Presley, 1825-1904Alternative names
African-American photographer; from 1846 operated studios in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Richmond.
From the description of Daguerreotype of the Greenbrier Resort, 1845. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50442458
J.P. Ball began work in photography in 1845 as a Southern itinerant photographer, settling in Cincinnati as a daguerreotypist in 1847, later establishing a photography parlor in N.Y. He was one of few Freemen of color documenting the pre-Civil War era. Ball used side lighting to illuminate his subjects.
From the description of Portrait of a mulatto woman [picture] / J.P. Ball. [ca. 1850] (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 54793845
- African American photographers
- African Americans--History--Pictorial works