Postcard of a man posing in a Western scene in a photography studio

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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): 4 7/8 × 3 in. (12.4 × 7.6 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 used
United States, North and Central America
Date
early 20th century
Description
This real photo postcard depicts a man in a cowboy costume posing with a fake horse. He is standing to the right of the horse and is wearing a long-sleeve shirt, pants, fur chaps, a hat and a scarf around his neck. His right arm is resting on the horse's saddle. The backdrop behind him depicts a nature scene. The base of the fake horse and the floor of the photo studio are visible at the bottom of the image. The image is oriented in the bottom left corner of the postcard, leaving blank space at the top and on the right side. On the back of the postcard the word [POST CARD] is printed at the top. The words [CORRESPONDENCE HERE] and [NAME AND ADDRESS] divide the back into two sections. Text 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
Costume
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.35.21
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-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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