Photographs of Jamaican musicians, circa 1860-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-33
Dates:
circa 1860-1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
3 prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of studio portraits of Jamaican musicians. It includes two photographs by A. Duperly & Sons studio depicting members of the West Indian Regiment band in the Zouave uniform, as well as one photograph of a Jamaican man wearing a suit and holding a violin.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Adolphe Duperly (d. 1865) was an engraver, lithographer, and photographic pioneer. He opened a daguerreotype studio in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1840. He was joined by his sons Henri Louis and Oscar and the studio became the first Kodak dealer in the region. A. Duperly & Sons, which lasted until the early 20th century, specialized in postcards and photo books made from portraits and landscape views.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-33

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 87-33, Photographs of Jamaican musicians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional A. Duperly & Sons photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Sent to the archives July 22, 1987, by Mary Kay Davies, of the Anthropology Library. A note on the envelope in which they were stored is in Clifford Evans' handwriting and states, "From Holmes' Files--Jamaica in File marked 1895."

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/