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Postcard of Hopi Indian Snake Dance

Postcard of Hopi Indian Snake Dance
United States National Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1930-1949
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910 as the new United States National Museum. The National Museum was first housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.
"Real photo" postcards were first produced using the Kodak "postcard camera." The postcard camera could take a picture and then print a postcard-size negative of the picture, complete with a divided back and place for postage.
"Real photo" postcard of an exhibit at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, with the caption "Hopi Indian Snake Dance, National Museum, Smithsonian Institution." The Native Americans are in ceremonial dress and three appear to be performing the dance. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused. However, there is a penciled note on the message side: "Recd. 3/29/49 228.80 Expe. Chg.- 4.98."
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder: 3
No restrictions
Postcard, Exhibitions, Hopi Indians, Indian dance, Rites and ceremonies, Indians of North America, Clothing and dress, Mannequins (figures), Models
United States National Museum, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
North America
Postcard, Photographic print
Local Number:
SIA2013-07717 (front) and SIA2013-07718 (back)
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 3.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
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Postcard of Hopi Indian Snake Dance
Postcard of Hopi Indian Snake Dance

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