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Postcard of a praline seller

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
Vertically oriented postcard with a tinted image of a black and white photograph of a woman seated on curving stairs. The woman is seated with a fan in her proper right hand that rests in her lap. On her left side, on the step below her, is a basket with food. She is shown in a green and yellow dress and wears a head wrap. Below the image in the lower left corner is black text "PRALINE SELLER, NEW ORLEANS, LA." The back of the postcard is divided into two portions and has green text throughout "PRALINE SELLER-Pralines are a candy made of light brown sugar sprinkled thickly with meat of the pecan nut / POST CARD. PLACE STAMP HERE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ONCE CENT FOREIGN TWO CENTS / THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR MESSAGE / THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESS / 154". In the top left is handwritten text "WB99-7/ 1.50"
Distributed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
ca. 1910
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 9/16 × 3 1/2 in. (14.1 × 8.9 cm)
Type
postcards
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Object number
2015.36.2
Topic
African American
American South
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Place depicted
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions