"A Zulu Maiden"


early 20th century

Photo offset lithograph postcard

Overall: 5 9/16 × 3 5/8 in. (14.2 × 9.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Sallo Epstein & Co., Durban, South Africa (active 1896-1905)


Place Made: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, in red ink, lower center: A Zulu Maiden ; printed in red ink, along left side, from top to bottom: Published by Salla Epstein & Co., Durban; inscribed, in black ink, lower center: Dieban Peibmailgoz [?], / Une jeune fille Zoulou belle, ingenue, au regard / sombre et a la [?] noire, / Elle a l'air gentil et [?]. [signature]; printed, in gray ink, on reverse, top center: POST CARD / ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE; stamped, in black ink, on reverse, top right: DURBAN NATAL; affixed, on reverse, at top right: [red and white postage stamp] printed with the words: POSTAGE NATAL REVENUE; inscribed, in black ink, on reverse, center: [address]; inscribed, in black ink, on reverse, top left: via London

Exhibition History

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 182, plate 47.


Alexandre Przopiorski, Lyon, France; sold to present collection, 2006.

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