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Photograph by:
James J. Kriegsmann, 1909 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23.9 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/16 in. (25.4 × 20.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
early 20th-mid 20th century
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman. The woman is depicted from the knees up. She is standing in deep shadow against a black background. She is depicted, facing the viewer, with her head slightly turned and looking towards the bottom right corner of the image. She is nude and is holding a bouquet of flowers to her chest. A piece of fabric is piled on the floor in the lower left corner of the image. An inscription in white ink, written in the top left corner of the image reads, [To Sally / keep on going up / Your friend / Birtie]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located in the bottom right corner reads, [James J. Kriegsmann / N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Photography  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