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ACHAC collection, 1880-ca. 1975

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ACHAC collection
Series I. Postcards, ca. 1900-ca. 1957 2,291 postcards
Series I.H. Occupations and People, n.d. 988 postcards
These postcards show a range of employments and work activities. Both North Africans and Subsaharan Africans are included within these divisions. Occupations are followed by people of all races and ages present within the African colonies in the first half of the twentieth century. The depictions vary in intent from documentary, ethnographic or propagandistic to romanticized, erotic or racist. Postcards are arranged in the following groups: Occupations, North Africans, Subsaharan Africans, Europeans in Africa.
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3 41 Acrobats 2 postcards
3 42 Artisans 7 postcards
3 43 Barbers (for men) 10 postcards
3 44 Basket making & basketwork 8 postcards
3 45 Beggars 10 postcards
3 46 Cooking and pounding grain 11 postcards
3 47 Dancers 31 postcards
3 48 Doctors 2 postcards
3 49 Domino players 2 postcards
3 50 Falconer 1 postcard
3 51 Farming and husbandry 4 postcards
3 52 Fishermen 4 postcards
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4 1 Fortune tellers 1 postcard
4 2 Furniture makers 4 postcards
4 3 Hairdressing (for women) 2 postcards
4 4 Metalworkers 3 postcards
4 5 Musicians 28 postcards
4 6 Porters 3 postcards
4 7 Potters and pottery 8 postcards
4 8 Screen and sieve makers 2 postcards
4 9 Shoemakers 3 postcards
4 10 Shoe shiner 1 postcard
4 11 Singers 2 postcards
4 12 Snake charmers 15 postcards
4 13 Storytellers 5 postcards
4 14 Washing clothes 8 postcards
4 15 Water sellers 16 postcards
4 16 Weavers and dyers 26 postcards
4 17 Wood and charcoal sellers 7 postcards
4 18 Wrestlers 2 postcards
4 19 North African boys 34 postcards
4 20 North African couples 6 postcards
4 21 North African families 10 postcards
4 22 North African girls and boys together 4 postcards
4 23 North African girls, young women 38 postcards
4 24 North African men 54 postcards
4 25 North African men at home, drinking tea or coffee 4 postcards
4 26 Missionaries in North Africa 14 postcards
4 27 North African nomads in tents 22 postcards
4 28 North African nomads with camels, in caravan 51 postcards
4 29 Touaregs, Targuis [Tuaregs] 6 postcards
4 30 North African warriors 9 postcards
4 31 North African women (Mauresques, Négresses, Bédouines) 99 postcards
4 32 North African women at home, women reclining 22 postcards
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5 1 North African women carrying children 47 postcards
5 2 North African women having tea 6 postcards
5 3 North African women, nude or bare-breasted 28 postcards
5 4 North African women smoking 14 postcards
5 5 North African women, veiled 35 postcards
5 6 North African women with water jugs 19 postcards
5 7 Subsaharan African children 5 postcards
5 8 Subsaharan African children, racist kitsch 2 postcards
5 9 Subsaharan African Christians 6 postcards
5 10 Subsaharan African couples and families 4 postcards
5 11 Subsaharan African hunters 8 postcards
5 12 Subsaharan African kings and chiefs 21 postcards
5 13 Missionaries in Subsaharan Africa 12 postcards
5 14 Subsaharan Africa, unspecified 7 postcards
5 15 Subsaharan African warriors 17 postcards
5 16 [Burkina Faso] Haute Volta 1 postcard
5 17 Cameroun [Cameroon] 8 postcards
5 18 [Central African Republic] Oubangi Chari 1 postcard
5 19 [Chad] Tchad 3 postcards
5 20 Congo Belge [Congo (Democratic Republic)] 8 postcards
5 21 Congo Français [Congo (Brazzaville)] 5 postcards
5 22 Côte d'Ivoire 5 postcards
5 23 Djibouti 12 postcards
5 24 Gabon 5 postcards
5 25 Gambia 1 postcard
5 26 [ Ghana] Gold Coast 1 postcard
5 27 Guinée [ Guinea] 9 postcards
5 28 Kenya 2 postcards
5 29 Madagascar, Hova 2 postcards
5 30 Madagascar, Makoa 2 postcards
5 31 Madagascar, Sakalava 6 postcards
5 32 Madagascar, various ethnicities 12 postcards
5 33 [Mali] Soudan 2 postcards
5 34 Mauritania 4 postcards
5 35 Mozambique 4 postcards
5 36 Niger 1 postcard
5 37 Senegal, Bambara 1 postcard
5 38 Senegal, Cérères [Serer] 3 postcards
5 39 Senegal, Diola 4 postcards
5 40 Senegal, Fadiouth 3 postcards
5 41 Senegal, Foulah/Peulh 4 postcards
5 42 Senegal, Lahobé 1 postcard
5 43 Senegal, Lebou 2 postcards
5 44 Senegal, Mankaigne 2 postcards
5 45 Senegal, Maures 4 postcards
5 46 Senegal, Ouolof, Yoloff [Wolof] 6 postcards
5 47 Senegal, various ethnicities or unidentified 9 postcards
5 48 Sierra Leone 1 postcard
5 49 Togo 1 postcard
5 50 Europeans in Africa 21 postcards


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