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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Chickie Collins, American, died 1942  Search this
Birdie Warfield Edison, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 4 15/16 × 4 5/8 in. (12.5 × 11.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 × 4 7/8 in. (17.8 × 12.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of seven female performers in matching costumes. The women are depicted in three rows. There are two women in the bottom row, three in the middle row, and two in the top row. The women in the top and middle rows are crouched over the women in the bottom row. They are all wearing matching white wearing bikini tops with black bands on the shoulder straps and along the bust line. Chickie Collins, is depicted in the bottom right and Birdie Warfield Edison is depicted in the top left. Behind the women is tall fencing and a brick wall. The image is blurred and overexposed. And there is a white field above the top row that crops off the top of Birdie Warfield Edison’s head. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  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