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Photographic postcard portrait of a cowboy

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2 images
Published by
Unidentified
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 2 15/16 in. (12.9 × 7.5 cm)
H x W (Card): 5 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.8 × 8.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
photographic postcards
Place captured
United States, North and Central America
Date
early 20th century
Description
This real photo postcard features a portrait of a cowboy. The man is seated with his hands on his hips. He is wearing a hat, vest, long-sleeve shirt, leather cuffs on his wrists, fur chaps and pants. His gun holster is in his lap and he has a scarf tied around his neck. He is looking into the camera. On the back of the postcard the word [POST CARD] is printed at the top. The words [CORRESPONDENCE] and [ADDRESS] divide the back into two sections. ext marks the spot for postage in the top right corner. The word [AZO] repeats forming a square with a triangle in each corner. The words [PLACE / STAMP / HERE] are printed inside the square.There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Topic
African American
American West
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.35.16
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture