This collection consists of 202 items, mostly relating to the cultural life and resource production of the various countries within Africa during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Featured prominently in the collection are postcards of men, women, and young adults of various ages. Many of these postcards depict open displays of nudity, mostly bare-breasted women. This collection also prominently holds various issues of colored chromolithographic advertising trade cards from The Liebig's Extract of Meat Company. These images depict Africa in areas such as the Congo, Algeria, Egypt, East Africa, Morocco, etc. Most of them show Africans laboring or performing common, everyday tasks of village life. Other trading cards within this series display images of scenery, insects, arthropods, animals, and various types of plants. A few trade cards known as the Civil War News display the American Civil War scenes and news, often with slaves included in the depictions. They are a few photographs within this collection that show groups of unidentified people, both men and women. A small group of currency can also be found in this collection. This currency was issued and circulated between the late 1970's to the 1990's and are mostly discontinued bills from their respective countries today. There are a total of 2 items within this collection that relate to South America; A bank note from Guyana and a trade card from Liebig's Extract of Meat Company.
Martin, Jaclynn, "African and South American Ephemera Collection" (2022). Prints and Photographs Department. 6.