42 Conakry - Une femme comme il faut French Guinea (Conakry - A Lady)


about 1905

Photo offset lithograph postcard

Overall: 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (14 × 9 cm)

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



Comptoir Parisien, Paris and Conakry, Guinea


Africa, Western Africa, Guinea


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Printed, in black ink, top left: 42 Conakry. -Une femme / (A "Lady"); printed, in black ink, top right: comme il faut; printed, in black ink, along right side, from bottom to top: Comptoir Parisien, a Conakry, editeur; printed, in red nk, on green postage stamp affixed at top right: GUINEE FRANCAISE; stamped, in black ink, top right: [illeg.]; stamped on reverse, in black ink, top right: GUINEE FRANCAISE 11 MAI 06 [illeg.]; inscribed, in purple ink, lower half: [name of sender and addressee n French]

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. 187, plate 51.


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Comptoir Parisien no. 42

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