Photographs of Jamaican musicians, circa 1860-1900
A. Duperly & Sons
3 prints : albumen
Adolphe Duperly (d. 1865) was an engraver, lithographer, and photographic pioneer. He opened a daguerreotype studio in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1840. He was joined by his sons Henri Louis and Oscar and the studio became the first Kodak dealer in the region. A. Duperly & Sons, which lasted until the early 20th century, specialized in postcards and photo books made from portraits and landscape views.
The collection consists of studio portraits of Jamaican musicians. It includes two photographs by A. Duperly & Sons studio depicting members of the West Indian Regiment band in the Zouave uniform, as well as one photograph of a Jamaican man wearing a suit and holding a violin.
Photo Lot 87-33, Photographs of Jamaican musicians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution