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.
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.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-33
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional A. Duperly & Sons photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 87-33, Photographs of Jamaican musicians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Portrait of two Wixarika (Huichol) musicians playing a fiddle and a guitar at Corn Fiesta in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico. They are wearing straw hats and the man on the left is wearing an embroidered belt and bag.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.