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Singer Advertising Card - Zululand Group

Singer Advertising Card - Zululand Group
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Title: Singer Advertising Card - Zululand Group
Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of people from "Zululand" in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Image ID: 57787
J. Ollmann Lith Co.
Singer Manufacturing Company : Records, 1850-ca. 1975
Genre: Postcard
Text on back reads, "ZULULAND, This is a fertile, well-watered country of South Africa, on the Indian Ocean, and forms a part of the region known as Kaffraria. The native Zulus are a fine warlike people of the Bantu stock, speaking the Bantu language. This language extends over more than half of Africa and is one of great beauty and flexibility. The Zulu bids fair to to be as forward in civilization as he has been in war. Our group represents the Zulu after less than a century of civilization. Worth wins everywhere. Our agent at Cape Town supplies both the European and native inhabitants of Zululand, the Transvaal, and Free Orange State with thousands of Singer Machines." One of four cards not included in the set at PH 2359. Zululand is a region of what is now the Republic of South Africa.
Subjects: Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Sewing Machines

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