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Postcard of a banana and pineapple vendor

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2 images
Published by
Cochrane Company
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Photograph by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 3/8 × 5 3/8 in. (8.6 × 13.7 cm)
Type
postcards
Place used
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
1912
Description
Postcard of a tinted black and white photograph of a cart carrying bananas and pineapples. The cart is diagonally oriented away from the viewer with the back closest to the camera. On the right side of the image is the hindquarters of a horse. The cart is driven by a man, seated at the front. He holds a whip aloft. Behind the cart is a house. In the upper right corner is printed black text "Pineapples/and Bananas." The back of the postcard is divided into two sections. On the left half of the back is hand-written text in black ink "don't forget / the place / Bradentown / Fla." On the right half of the back is additional hand-written text in black ink "Miss H. Fright (?) / Crandle Road / Tiverton R. I." In the upper right corner is a green, cancelled, one cent stamp.
Topic
African American
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.37.3
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture