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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Birdie Warfield Edison, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 2 11/16 × 3 15/16 in. (6.8 × 10 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 3 9/16 × 4 3/4 in. (9 × 12 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
ca. 1957
Description:
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Birdie Warfield Edison in a park. Edison is centrally depicted from the knees up, standing in three quarters profile facing the left edge of the photograph. Her head is turned towards the viewer and she is looking down at her shirt. She is tugging at the front of her blouse with her proper left hand and she is wiping the pulled fabric with her proper right hand. She is wearing a black-and-white striped, sleeveless shirt with a cowl neck and a black skirt. A purse is dangling from her proper left arm. Her sunglasses are resting on the top of her forehead. In the background behind her is a row of people sitting on benches. There is a pathway in front of the people and trees growing on a sloping hill behind them. There is a stamp in blue ink on the back of the photograph that reads, [6TC]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.246
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
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5166694b3-f877-46dc-9f7e-4ea5666d5330
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.246