Series of photographic portraits of African women and children. Africa, Photography.
Series of photographic portraits of African women and children.

Series of photographic portraits of African women and children.

Ca. 1890. Four albumen studio portraits of indigenous Africans in tribal attire, two of which depict women holding infants in their arms, the third a striking portrait of a single woman. The fourth a sexist, racist and pornographic image titled, "The New Woman in S. Africa", showing a bare-breasted woman otherwise fully dressed in a western man's suit, wearing a trilby and standing along side her bicycle.

The images laid down on board, with contemporary captions in ink, written in German. The images roughly 4 x 5 1/2". One image with a vertical crack at right side. Board dusty at margins. Very good condition. Item #23658

Price: $195.00

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