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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960  Search this
Owned by:
Laura Cathrell, 1914 - 1999  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and sheet): 6 3/16 × 4 1/4 in. (15.7 × 10.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1927-1945
Description:
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of entertainer Gladys Bentley. Bentley is depicted facing the viewer in bust pose. She is wearing a black top hat, dark bow tie, a white dress shirt, and black tuxedo suit jacket. Her top hat is perched slightly towards her proper right shoulder. The edges of the image are faded into an oval-shaped, white background. The print does not have any inscriptions, front or back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.15
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd526a3c67b-8d48-435b-a288-5bf1a5de54d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.15