Photographic postcard portrait of two men in cowboy and indian costumes

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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 1/8 × 3 1/16 in. (13 × 7.8 cm)
H x W (Card): 5 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.8 × 8.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
photographic postcards
Date
early 20th century
Description
This real photo postcard features a black and white image of two men dressed in cowboy and indian costumes. The man on the left is wearing fur chaps, a hat and a fringed jacket and has a scarf tied around his neck. He is holding a lasso in his left hand and a pistol in his right. The man on the right is wearing cropped pants and a jacket to match. He has fabric wrapped around his waist and is wearing a headpiece. 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. Residue from adhesive is visible in five places, in each corner and in the center of the postcard. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Topic
African American
American West
Costume
Photography
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.35.17
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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