Singer Advertising Card - Tunisian Man | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Tunisian Man

Singer Advertising Card - Tunisian Man | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Tunisian 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.
DESCRIPTION
Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Tunisian 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.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:57324
Creation Date: 1892
Creator Name:J. Ollmann Lith Co.
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County:
State:
Collection Name:Singer Manufacturing Company : Singer Manufacturing Company records, 1850-circa 1975
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2359
Original Dimensions:3.125 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Text on back reads, "TUNIS, One of the Barbary States of North Africa. Bounded North and North-west by the Mediterranean, South-east by Tripoli, South and South-west by Sahara, West by Algeria. It was long a dependency of Turkey, but has been under French protection since 1882. The native inhabitants are Moors, Arabs and Negroes. Very little is known of the interior of the country. Both manufactures and agriculture are in a very undeveloped state. Tunis, the capital city, built at the head of a lagoon connected with the Bay of Tunis, is a city of great antiquity, and is but three miles from the site and ruins of the ancient city of Carthage. For many years the Tunisian pirates were the scourge and terror of the marine of the world. Our picture represents a native Tunisian in the usual costume, seated at our 'Singer' Machine, which is extensively used in Tunis."
SUBJECTS
Costume
Hats
Sewing
Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Beards
Men
Moustache
Sewing Machines
Clothing and dress

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