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dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Place depicted:
The Mayo Hotel, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
A color photograph of women and men who were students at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa in the 1920s, the so-called "Class of the 20s." There are forty-one (41) women and eleven (11) men and women in the photograph, arranged in three (3) rows. The photograph was taken inside a large hall or ballroom in the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa. The women are wearing dresses, the men are wearing suits, and many members of the group are wearing name tags. The room has full-length curtains over three (3) windows and a matching valence in a boldly-patterned maroon and cream print, with olive green tassel trim along the edge of the valence. The wall-to-wall carpet has a base color of olive green with a repeating maroon geometric pattern.
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Princetta R. Newman
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Collection title:
The Princetta R. Newman Collection of Family Photographs, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture