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Photograph by:
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Subject of:
Laura Cathrell, 1914 - 1999  Search this
Birdie Warfield Edison, American  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image and sheet): 4 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (12 × 17 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Laura Cathrell, a man, and two women at a party. The four appear to be seated on a bed with a white, metal, bar headboard and medium toned bedspread. On either side of the headboard are matching polka dot curtains. Cathrell is depicted on the far left. She is leaning over the shoulder of the woman to her right. She is wearing a light colored, three-quarter length sleeve blouse, with a dark toned skirt. Her hair is pulled back into a low ponytail. The woman to her right is wearing a dark jacket with three-quarter sleeves and zippered front. She is also wearing white capri pants with stripes. She is seated cross-legged on the bed with her proper left arm draped over the man’s shoulders. The man is wearing a medium toned, pinstriped suit, collared shirt, and a black tie. He is smiling and has a pipe between his teeth. The woman wearing the capri pants in this image great resembles “Bunny,” depicted in 2013.46.25.208. The woman on the far right, Birdie Warfield Edison, is wearing a matching patterned jacket and skirt and a white, button down shirt. She has her proper left hand resting on the man’s knee. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Photography  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture