Photographic postcard of Magdalene Hendricks and sister in Eastern Star regalia

Photograph by
Subject of
Magdalene Hendricks Boozé, American, 1902 - 1971
Order of the Eastern Star, American, founded 1850
Unidentified Woman or Women
early 1920s
albumen and silver on paper
H x W: 4 13/16 × 3 5/16 in. (12.2 × 8.4 cm)
Black and white photographic postcard of Magdalene Hendricks (right) and her sister (left) wearing tiaras and sashes across their right shoulders. Magdalene Hendricks is wearing is a dark colored, mid-calf length dress with a loose drop waist, long sleeves and a square neckline. One her feet are high buttoned boots, and she wears glasses. The long sash is draped lengthwise across her body, from the right shoulder. The sash is light colored and has fringe at the very ends. There is a five pointed star at the juncture where the two ends cross each other. On her head is a crown with five stars spaced at intervals above a thin band. The figure to the left is wearing an ankle length white dress with a natural waistline, long sleeves and rounded neckline. Her sash, draped lengthwise across the body from the right shoulder, is made up of five different colored bands. The ends are fringed and there is a five point star at the juncture where the two ends cross each other. She wears a crown on her head that consists of a single five pointed star above a wide band, with three jewels spaced along the band in front. Both figures gaze directly that the viewer. In the background is a painted backdrop of a column on plinth, a brick walkway, and some foliage.
On the back is a postcard format. At top are the words "POST CARD." Underneath are two sections, one headed "Correspondence” and the other "Address." At the top right corner is a square section with the words "Place Stamp Here" surrounded on four sides by the word "AZO" with four small triangles at each corner.
Place collected
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
albumen prints
Fraternal organizations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robin J. Boozé Miller
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
2 image(s)