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Photographs of Jamaican musicians, circa 1860-1900

view Photographs of Jamaican musicians, circa 1860-1900 digital asset number 1
Photographer:
A. Duperly & Sons
Physical description:
3 prints : albumen
Culture:
Jamaicans
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Studio portraits
Cartes-de-visite
Cabinet photographs
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
circa 1860-1900
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Photo Lot 87-33, Photographs of Jamaican musicians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 87-33
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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