Zumigo and Zamorka: Two 19th Century Afros


ca. 1880 carte de viste portrait of Zumigo Literature copy
Full length portrait of Zumigo, side show performer (lady in very fancy dress and huge Afro, standing next to gigantic basket prop); circa 1880; photographer, Chas. Eisenmann, Bowery, New York; see full image description here.
Image Source: Yale University – Beinecke Digital Collections via Yale University’s Collection of American Literature.

Anton_Azbe_-_Zamorka copy 2
Zamorka (negro woman); circa 1895; Anton Ažbe (Slovenian), artist
Image Source: From the National Gallery of Slovenia website under the reference number NGS0001, via Wikimedia Commons.

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