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Photograph by:
Harry Lapow, American, 1909 - 1982  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 × 8 5/8 in. (33 × 21.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1958
Description:
This gelatin silver print prominently features a woman facing away from the camera in the right foreground. She wears a white skirt, a feathered hat, and a dark button-down blouse which is open to reveal a bathing suit top; the blouse is gathered and tied under the bust. The sleeves of the blouse are rolled up to the woman's elbows and she holds her sandals in her PR hand. Behind her are three upright umbrellas which stand in a triangle formation; crowded under these umbrellas, and beyond them, is a crowd of mostly seated, fellow beach-goers. The horizon line of the photograph hits just at the woman's hip.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Recreation  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.166.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Harry Lapow
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ab21525a-6ee9-4413-83aa-1af4ea953a81
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.166.5