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Created by:
Carl Van Vechten, American, 1880 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/2 × 6 5/16 in. (24.1 × 16 cm)
Type:
black-and-white photographs
portraits
Date:
April 30, 1934
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Ethel Waters set against a floral background. She wears a dark-colored head covering and large earrings. With one hand, she holds a floral-printed fan in front of her to partially obscure her mouth and the lower part of her face. On the reverse is a handwritten inscription in graphite reading [Ethel Waters / By Carl Van Vechten], with a photographer's stamp in the bottom left corner.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.42.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd529e01338-9043-4be1-bad8-3c67237d54e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.42.4