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Publicity photograph from Stormy Weather

Created by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1943; published 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.5
Restrictions & Rights:
©20th Century Fox Film Corporation . Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.5
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Bakelite nail file from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Manufactured by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), metal
Dimensions:
9 x 13/16 x 3/8 in. (22.9 x 2.1 x 1 cm)
Type:
nail files
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.4
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Bakelite shoe horn from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM)
Dimensions:
8 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in. (21.9 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm)
Type:
shoehorns
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.5
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Bakelite buttonhook from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM) and metal
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. (22.5 x 1.9 x 1 cm)
Type:
buttonhooks
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.7
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Photograph of Lena Horne in profile

Created by:
Carl Van Vechten, American, 1880 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (25.1 x 22.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1941
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Van Vechten Trust. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.1.1
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Bakelite powder box lid from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4 7/8 x 1 in. (12.4 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
lids
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.11b
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.11b
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Photograph of Lena Horne smiling, with autograph

Created by:
John Abott, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
portraits
digital prints
Date:
20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© John Abott . Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.1
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Photograph of Lena Horne in a fur coat

Created by:
Carol Friedman, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carol Friedman . Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.2
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Headshot photograph of Lena Horne

Created by:
Cleo Sullivan, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
portraits
digital prints
Date:
ca. 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.3
Restrictions & Rights:
©Cleo Sullivan . Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.3
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Photograph of Lena Horne smiling

Created by:
John Abott, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
portraits
digital prints
Date:
1998
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© John Abott . Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.4
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Pair of pavé style earrings worn by Lena Horne

Designed by:
Deanna Hamro  Search this
Worn by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal and rhinestone
Dimensions:
each earring: 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in. (8.9 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm)
pair: side by side, not quite touching: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in. (8.9 x 8.3 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
ear clips
Date:
ca. 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.6.2ab
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Classification:
Adornment
On View:
Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Dr. NW), The Commons, Room 162
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.6.2ab

Photograph of Lena Horne with husband Lennie Hayton

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Lennie Hayton, American, 1908 - 1971  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (7 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
photographs
portraits
Date:
1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Literature  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Baldwin Family
Object number:
2011.99.55
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.99.55

Lobby card for The Bronze Venus

Distributed by:
Toddy Pictures Company, American, 1941 - 1970s  Search this
Directed by:
William Lewis Nolte, American, 1889 - 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Ralph Cooper, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
John L. Criner, American, 1898 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 12 13/16 in. (25.2 × 32.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.5 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place filmed:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Music  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.96.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.96.7
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Tray for dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Manufactured by:
Kassoy, founded 1936  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
velvet and paper on cardboard
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (21 x 37.1 x 2.9 cm)
Type:
trays
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.1
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Bakelite clothes brush from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM) and synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
12 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (30.5 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
clothes brushes
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.10
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Bakelite nail buffer from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Manufactured by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM) and chamois
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (15.9 x 3.8 x 4.8 cm)
Type:
equipment for personal use: grooming, hygiene and health care
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.3a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.3a
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Bakelite comb from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM)
Dimensions:
1 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.8 x 19.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
combs (grooming tools)
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Hair  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.8
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Bakelite hair brush from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

Created by:
Agalin, French  Search this
Used by:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM) and synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. (26.7 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm)
Type:
hairbrushes
Date:
mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Hair  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.2.9
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.2.9
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Poster for a Lena Horne performance at the Olympia Music Hall

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Bruno Coquatrix, French, 1910 - 1979  Search this
Maurice Baquet, French, 1911 - 2005  Search this
Paul Steffen  Search this
Jean Constantin, French, 1923 - 1997  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
Framed: 23 7/8 x 16 7/16 x 1/2 in. (60.6 x 41.8 x 1.3 cm)
L x W (Image): 22 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (57.8 x 39.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.9.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.9.1

Mary Wilson, Dee Dee Warwick, Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, radio DJ Detroit Benson, unknown girl singer

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Wilson, American, born 1944  Search this
Dee Dee Warwick  Search this
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Detroit Benson  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 3/8 × 9 7/16 in. (18.8 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 7/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20 × 25.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.28
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.28
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