1925 Print Shantz Bukama Tribe Village Congo Portrait Tattoo Textile Racism XGB6


This is an original 1925 halftone print of a portrait of a woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The caption writes, "Considered a ravishing beauty in her own tribe, though it is rather difficult for Europeans to reconcile beauty with negroid features, a bulging abdomen, a body covered with cicatrizations, and a soot black skin." Photography by Dr. H. L. Shantz.


This 86+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 6.75 inches; 11 x 17 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)

Keywords specific to this image: racial, Africa, African, woman