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Postcard of a shrimp peddler

Smithsonian Institution,


Postcard with a black and white photograph of a man pushing a three wheeled cart. The man stands in the right third of the image and his cart is in the left two-thirds. He stands on a street corner near a house with a large porch. At his feet, in front of the rear wheel nearest the viewer, is a cat. Below the image in the lower left corner is black text "Shrimp Peddler, Charleston, South Carolina". The back of the postcard is divided into two portions. Down the center of the back is a vertical line of black text "'Natural-Finish' Card -- Advertising Service Agency, Charleston, S.C."
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Object number: 2015.36.1
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Subject of: Unidentified Man or Men
Place depicted: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Photograph by: Bayard Wootten, American, 1876 - 1959
Printed by: Advertising Service Agency, American, 1900 - 1970
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
TAG : tag: postcards , African American , American South , Cooking and dining , Foodways
DATAZIONE: 1900 - 1930