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Mary McLeod Bethune, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Mary McLeod Bethune  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 9 × 6 in. (22.9 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1940, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.127
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Katherine Dunham, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Katherine Dunham  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1949, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\dance  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.128
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Ruby Elzy, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Ruby Elzy  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1935, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.129
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.129

Ella Fitzgerald, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Ella Fitzgerald  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1940, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.130
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.130

Althea Gibson, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Althea Gibson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1958, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Nora Holt, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Nora Holt  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1937, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Performing arts\music\composer  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.132
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Lena Horne, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Lena Horne  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1941, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Performing arts\theater\actor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.133
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Mahalia Jackson, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Mahalia Jackson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in. (22.4 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1962, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Altonell Hines, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Altonell Hines  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1934, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.135
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.135

Zora Neale Hurston, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Zora Neal Hurston  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1935, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.136
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Rose McClendon, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Rose McClendon  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1932, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Performing arts\theater\actor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.137
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.137

Esther Perkins, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Esther Perkins  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1941, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.138
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.138

Dorothy Peterson, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Dorothy Peterson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1932, printed 1983
Topic:
Occupation\education\teacher  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.139
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.139

Leontyne Price, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Leontyne Price  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 6 in. (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1952, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Performing arts\opera  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.140
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.140

Eslanda G. Robeson, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Eslanda G. Robeson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 6 in. (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1936, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\science\anthropologist  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.141
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.141

Ada "Bricktop" Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Ada "Bricktop" Smith  Search this
Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Smith  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 5 5/8 × 8 3/8 in. (14.3 × 21.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1934, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\dance  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.142
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Graphic Arts
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.142

Bessie Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Bessie Smith  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1936, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.143
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.143

Maxine Sullivan, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Maxine Sullivan  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 6 in. (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1941, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.144
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.144

Ethel Waters, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Ethel Waters  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 6 in. (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1932, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Performing arts\theater\actor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.145
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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edanmdm:saam_1983.63.145

Fredi Washington, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Fredi Washington  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1933, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Performing arts\theater\actor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.146
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.146

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