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Another wonderful painting of a Tarot Card Reading. Looks like this fine lady has ventured to the other side of town to gain some perspective. Don't their 2 bodies almost form the yin and yang symbol? fairy

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode: a practical manual of hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, magic spells, rituals, root doctoring, and African American folk magic.

Although La Madama is not part of African American conjure culture, the spirit of a deceased black card reader or palm reader is definitely found in African American culture. Here is a portrait from life of just such a woman. It was painted by the American artist Harry Roseland and shows a black woman giving a young, white client a reading

[Woman having her palm read.] Creator: Roseland, Harry Herman, 1866 or 8-1950 -- Artist Published Date: c1906 Specific Material Type: Prints Item Physical Description: 1 print : col. ; 19 x 28 cm. (7 1/2 x 11 in.)