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Created by:
Louise Alexander Gunn, American  Search this
Subject of:
Valaida Snow, American, 1904 - 1956  Search this
Texas Guinan, American, 1884 - 1933  Search this
Wealthy Davis, American  Search this
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993  Search this
newsprint, ink on photographic paper, cardboard, metal
12 x 8 1/2 x 1 in. (30.5 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm)
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
1920s - 1950s
Scrapbook loosely bound and held together by tape with a small color postcard of a young girl wearing a pink ruffled dress and holding two sunflowers with the words "I is just your little blackbird" adhered to the front. The scrapbook created by Louise Jackson Gunn contains newspaper clippings, small black-and-white photographs and other ephemera. The scrapbook primarily documents the career and social life of Gunn, a beauty queen, fashion model, actress and chorus girl. Gunn was active in multiple community organizations, women's clubs, and church groups. Many photographs document her family life, including her son "Billy" (actor and playwright Bill Gunn). Also included are photographs and clippings about fellow vaudeville performers, including Valaida Snow, Texas Guinan, and Wealthy Davis.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Communities  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Families  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture