PORTRAIT OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

This vintage real photo postcard captures two African American women sitting on the ground having their portrait taken. Both ladies are wearing flowers on their dresses and one is wearing a watch. The women have a closed umbrella lying next to them, suggesting they wanted to be prepared for threatening rain or intense sun. In the background, one can see a parked buggy. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918. This is a fabulous African American/African American History topical photo postcard and such images, in good condition, are relatively rare.

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Published in: on March 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. It’s a lovely photo. Is it my imagination or does the woman on the right not look very happy? I wonder what the occasion was? Maybe a wedding from the way they were dressed? Or they might be wearing their ‘Sunday Best’?

    • I don’t believe that it’s your imagination in regard to the mood of the woman on the right. She does not look very happy. To me, she appears very tired and not very thrilled about being photographed. Of course, it is pretty tough to assess someones mood from just a single image (it’s one moment in time). There are so many other factors to consider; fatigue, a passing thought, boredom, and guardedness are just some of those factors. I also agree with you that these women are probably wearing their “Sunday Best”.


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