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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 9/16 × 7 1/4 in. (24.3 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 1/16 in. (25.7 × 20.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a female performer in costume. The performer is standing with her proper right leg bent and turned towards the left edge of the image. Her proper left leg is extended and her foot points towards the bottom right corner of the image. Her proper left arm is extended above her head, elbow bent, with her fingers curled, and her index finger pointing towards the top edge of the image. Her proper right arm is held across her waist. Her proper right fingers are curled and her index finger is pointing towards the top left corner of the image. She is wearing a dark colored metallic bikini top, with a metal choker, dark elbow-length arm bands, and a dark headpiece with fringe. She is also wearing a light colored, metallic bikini bottom with a swath of fabric draped down the front, and decorative flowers on her proper right hip. Her metallic colored shoes match the bikini bottoms and the arm bands match the bikini top. She stands in front of a white background. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture