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Madagascar (Sud) postcard : Types Bara, Joueurs de Valiha

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Data Source
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Notes
Title source: Archives staff, not provided by photographer.
Caption source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
Summary
Color stamp, green, lower left hand corner of postcard.
Original caption reads, "South Madagascar - Bara Types, Players of the Valiha." Postmarked and stamped on recto, "Tananarive, Madagascar, April 1907," "Namur (Station), May," and "Tintigny, May."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "L. Blion, éditeur, Tananarive."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Mr. Stephane Danby a Tintigny, Luxembourg Belge."
Original hand-written text on recto, "Distant Greetings. Tananarive 11 April 1907."
Cite as
Bara woman playing the valiha, Southern Madagascar. Photographer unknown, ca. 1900. Produced by L. Blion, éditeur, Tananarive. Postmarked May 3-4, 1907. Postcard Collection, image no. MG-19-3. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives. National Museum of African Art. Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
volume 1 Madagascar C4
Creator
Blion, L editor
Date
1907
Ca. 1907
Physical description
1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.; collotype
Type
Picture postcards
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Postcard Collection 1898-[ongoing]
Local number
EEPA MG-19-03
EEPA MG 2012-001-0404
Culture
Bara (Malagasy people)
Topic
Music
Musicians
Portrait photography
Women
Costume
Hairstyles
Textile fabrics
Place
Africa
Madagascar
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