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Photograph by:
Marvin Smith, American, 1910 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Pearl Bailey, American, 1918 - 1990  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 11/16 × 7 11/16 in. (24.6 × 19.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
ca. 1960
A black and white photographic portrait of Pearl Bailey. In the top left-hand corner of the photo is a cursive inscription handwritten in pencil, signed by the actress. Below and to the right of the writing is a woman. She is looking over her right shoulder and is wearing a black, patterned top with earrings and a necklace. On the back of the photo it says, "Photo by M. Smith/ 243-251 W. 125th Street/ MO. 2-3168 New York, N.Y. / Credit line must be observed/ Must not be syndicated, loaned, or used for advertising purposes without permission."
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture