silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image and sheet): 9 × 13 1/4 in. (22.9 × 33.7 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A black and white photograph of Pearl Primus by Arthur Leipzig. Primus is in the center of the image with her upper body and head visible. Primus is facing slightly to the left with her eyes downcast. She is wearing a head wrap with a small metal elephant ornament. Her dark outfit has stripe detailing. She has large white earrings and many necklaces, including one with dangling puka shells. The background is not in focus. There are handwritten inscriptions and the photographer's stamp on the reverse.