This is an original 1885 black and white relief line-block print of the Hova Officers at the Palace in Morondava, Madagascar. The Hova government aspired to claim Madagascar as an independent civilized state from the British, French and United States governments.
This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 6 inches; 20 x 15 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Lummis, F. E.. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Photography by J.J. Hunker.
Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Costume, Fashion, Uniform, Men