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Photograph by:
Martha Swope, American  Search this
Subject of:
Jonette O'Kelley Miller, American  Search this
Sharita Mae Hunt  Search this
Roxanne Reese  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image and sheet): 9 13/16 × 7 13/16 in. (24.9 × 19.8 cm)
H x W (mounting paper): 13 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (33.7 × 26 cm)
Type:
photographs
portraits
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977-1978
Description:
A black and white photograph is of Sharita Mae Hunt performing as the Lady in Orange, and Roxanne Reese performing as the Lady in Brown. Both women are smiling exuberantly and dancing. Hunt is in the foreground, her head cocked to her left side, both hands on the skirt of her dress, swinging the fabric as she dances. Reese is in the background, her left arm raised in front of her body. There is a large flower in the background behind them, as part of the production design. The photograph was taking during the Broadway production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. This photograph is glued to mounting paper; another photograph from the production is on the reverse side.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Modern dance  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the collection of Earl S. and Jonette O. Miller
Object number:
2015.53.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Photo by Martha Swope/ ©The New York Public Library. Permission required for use.
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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/fd53f82252d-fcc3-4754-9bcb-c1620c6d2e53
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.53.4