Photographic postcard of Dovie Wright Jordan

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Photograph by
Maxwell Photography, American
Subject of
Jordan, Dovie Wright, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on cardboard
Type
portraits
postcards
Place made
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1917
Description
Black and white photographic postcard depicting a woman standing beside a wooden chair. The chair is plain with a rounded backrest and a back made of wooden slats. The figure's proper right hand rests on the chair back and her gaze is fixed to the right of the viewer. She wears a large embellished floral hat, high-necked blouse, strand of pearls, long tailored jacket, belted skirt, and gloves. She holds a small square purse by its chain in her proper left hand. Embossed text at the bottom left reads "Maxwell / 2607 LAWTON AVE / ST. LOUIS." The reverse is white with black printed text. It reads "POST CARD" across the top left. There is a short vertical line down the center. Letters on the left side read "Correspondence Here" and on the right side "Name and Address Here." There is a square on the upper right corner with the words "Place Stamp Here." The name 'Dovie Wright Jordan' is handwritten in pencil at the bottom right.
Topic
African American
Business
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number
2013.153.9
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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