Photographic postcards of Lue Swarz

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4 images
Photograph by
Young Studio, American
Printed by
Orcajo Photo Art, American
Subject of
Swarz, Lue, American
Truth, Sojourner, American, 1797 - 1883
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (2013.46.25.242.1): 3 7/16 × 5 7/16 in. (8.8 × 13.8 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.242.2): 3 7/16 × 5 7/16 in. (8.8 × 13.8 cm)
Type
portraits
picture postcards
Place printed
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
1936
Description
Two (2) photographic postcards depicting three (3) black-and-white images of Lue Swarz. The photographs are divided into three (3) panels divided by (2) vertical black bars. The bar on the left has a white panel with vertical, black script the reads, [AS / A / P / E / R / S / O / N / A / L / I / T / Y] with an arrow and three flourishes below. The bar on the right has a white panel with vertical, black script the reads, [AS / S / O / U / J / O / U / R / N / E / R / T / R / U / T / H] with three flourishes below. The central panel depicts an image of Swarz resting her arms and chin on a black surface with a rounded top. There is a white panel below her with black script that reads, [Affectionately / Yours, / Lue Swarz]. Swarz’s head is slightly tilted to the right and she is looking up towards the left edge of the image. On the left is an image of Swarz seated on a white block in front of a white arch shaped background. Next to her is a large rectangular planter with white flowers. At her feet is a basket of more white flowers. Swarz is wearing a black jacket and skirt over a white, ruffle neck blouse. She has a flower corsage pinned to the front of her jacket. A number and the photographer's mark, printed in the negative in the bottom left corner read, [2943] and [YOUNG / ST. LOUIS]. On the right is an image of Swarz, depicted in profile, seated on a wooden back chair. Swarz is wearing a black, nineteenth century dress and bonnet. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative in the bottom left corner reads, [YOUNG / ST. LOUIS]. On the back of the postcard is black text printed along the left edge that reads, [ORCAJO PHOTO ART, DAYTON, OHIO]. Across the top edge of the postcard reads, [POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS] and on the far right is a stamp box with the text [PLACE / STAMP / HERE] inside and the letters [D / O / P / S] at each corner of the box. There are no inscriptions on either postcard.
Topic
African American
Actors
Correspondence
Entertainers
Nightlife
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.242.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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