American: 1870s-1880s. 3 ½ x 2 ¾ inches. Item #List106
An uncommon early image of an Asian immigrant posed in front of a bakery. We find no record of a Blott St. or building besides the Blott block of Albion, New York, but the architecture and street numbers do not match the block in Albion, making the locale a complete mystery. The tintype medium and general look suggest that the picture was taken in the 1870s or early 1880s when tintypes were most common, which would also precede the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Some spotting to the image but still strong with good contrast, wall-hanging-frame in tattered shape with one edge detached and wedged back in. Still an interesting image offering a scarce look into early Asian-American immigration.