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Creator:
DIAVOLTA  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Date:
ca. 1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on verso reads: "Haute-Volta / En Pays Mossi / Tibou / Au soleil couchant, quotidienne et symbolique action des jeunes filles, avant leur mariage: seules elles peuvent et doivent moudre le mil à même le rocher nu de la Montagne Mère."
Translated postcard caption reads: "Upper Volta / At sunset, daily and symbolic action of the girls before their marriage: they alone can and must grind millet out of the bare rock of the Mountain Mother."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photo DIAVOLTA - Reproduction Interdite - 79/539 / Imprimerie Pierron." Stamp box reads: "Couleurs Naturelles."
Items EEPA UV-12-08 and UV-12-09 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA UV-12-09
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:
Households -- Africa  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture 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 UV 2010-008-3633
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 5: Burkina Faso (UV)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref8567