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Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a groom in a top hat and tuxedo, hand-in-hand with bride who is wearing a long white dress and veil. Behind them are several people, most of them dressed in formal European attire. Printed text on recto reads: "Dahomey - Ouidah, Une mariage." Translated caption reads: [Dahomey Ouidah, A Wedding].
Printed text on verso includes publishers logo: "Collection ["FS" or "SF"]." and series number: "6256."
Items EEPA DM-23-01 and EEPA DM-23-02 bear slightly altered versions of the same recto image.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-23-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Weddings -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144035
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3910