[Photo Album]: Snapshots of African Natives with an Emphasis on Bare-breasted Women

Price: $800.00

Hardcover. Oblong octavo. String-tied stiff green boards with embossed "Photographs" on front board with blank black pages. The first half of the album has 52 mounted snapshot photographs. All are black and white and are approximately 3.5" x 2.5". Uncaptioned and undated, perhaps circa 1920. All but one of the images seem to be unique snapshots; one image may be commercial. Slight wear, near fine. The photos display scarification, chin and lip piercing. We can not confidently identify the tribe or tribes represented, but some of the images of body modification seem to conform closely to some of the decorative elements of the Karo tribe of Southern Ethiopia. The photographer/compiler, presumably a tourist, seemed most intent on preserving images of bare-breasted native women.

Item #384173

item image