Postcard of a shrimp peddler

Photograph by
Bayard Wootten, American, 1876 - 1959
Printed by
Advertising Service Agency, American, 1900 - 1970
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
early 20th century
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Description
Postcard with a black and white photograph of a man pushing a three wheeled cart. The man stands in the right third of the image and his cart is in the left two-thirds. He stands on a street corner near a house with a large porch. At his feet, in front of the rear wheel nearest the viewer, is a cat. Below the image in the lower left corner is black text "Shrimp Peddler, Charleston, South Carolina". The back of the postcard is divided into two portions. Down the center of the back is a vertical line of black text "'Natural-Finish' Card -- Advertising Service Agency, Charleston, S.C."
Place depicted
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
postcards
Topic
American South
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.36.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59c25ca94-3df1-4175-9e08-e683c098819f
2 image(s)