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Photograph by:
Hugh Cecil Lancelot Bell, American, 1927 - 2012  Search this
Published by:
Palm Press, American, founded 1977  Search this
Subject of:
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Carnegie Hall, American, founded 1891  Search this
silver and gelatin on paper (fiber product)
L x W (image): 9 1/8 × 6 1/8 in. (23.2 × 15.5 cm)
L x W (sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.2 × 20.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black and white gelatin photograph of Billie Holiday, 1974. Off stage at Carnegie Hall, Billie Holiday stands at the center of the image with her dark haired curled, and smiles leaning forward as she wears an off-shoulder floral patterned dress. A sparkling drop earring hangs from her proper left ear; she wears a dark bracelet on her proper right arm, jeweled cuff on her proper left arm and a ring on each hand. In the fingers of her proper left hand is a cigarette, her nails are darkly painted, and she holds a folded group of papers in both hands. An unidentified man wearing a dark jacket stands to her proper left. Behind her sits a dark-haired unidentified woman wearing an off-shoulder dress.
African American  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, generously supported by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© The Estate of Hugh Bell
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture