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Porgy and Bess

Published by:
Philips Records, American, founded 1950  Search this
Recorded by:
Simon Estes, American, born 1938  Search this
Roberta Alexander, American, born 1949  Search this
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, German, founded 1923  Search this
Directed by:
Leonard Slatkin, American, born 1944  Search this
Composed by:
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
Medium:
plastic , tape , paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Case): 4 1/4 × 2 3/4 × 5/8 in. (10.8 × 7 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
audio cassettes
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
Object number:
2018.100.2abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1985 Philips Records. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf5fd861-26f6-4e05-88c9-e080723779d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.100.2abc
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Concert program for Porgy and Bess

Used by:
The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, American, founded 1842  Search this
Subject of:
Kevin Deas, American  Search this
Marvis Martin, American  Search this
Camellia Johnson, American  Search this
Michael Forest, American  Search this
Lester Lynch  Search this
Indira Mahajan, Indian American  Search this
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
Ira Gershwin, American, 1896 - 1983  Search this
DuBose Heyward, American, 1885 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1998-1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.81
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d4bbc6e2-05d6-46b8-9437-d37cc16ccd88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.81
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Broadside for a performance by Madame Sissieretta Jones

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Sissieretta Jones, American, 1868 - 1933  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, American, founded 1821  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/8 x 6 in. (22.5 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Date:
1893
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.46.62
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57dd51daf-ead2-4c9c-8137-1ed3a971c900
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.62
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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

Written by:
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
DuBose Heyward, American, 1885 - 1940  Search this
Ira Gershwin, American, 1896 - 1983  Search this
Directed by:
Rouben Mamoulian, American, 1897 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 3/4 x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place depicted:
R.K.O. Building Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1935
Topic:
African American  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Arthur Tyrill Farrell Family
Object number:
2011.21.100
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1935 Gershwin Publishing Corp. Copyright renewed, assigned to Chappell & Co. Inc. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b7911cdc-ebac-4527-bb66-14038b2bdc81
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.21.100

Playbill for Porgy and Bess

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Gershwin Theatre, American, founded 1972  Search this
Subject of:
Donnie Ray Albert, American, born 1950  Search this
Clamma Dale, American, born 1948  Search this
Wilma Shakesnider  Search this
Abraham Lind-Oquendo  Search this
Esther Hinds  Search this
Delores Ivory-Davis, American, born 1939  Search this
Robert Mosely, American, died 2002  Search this
Irene Oliver  Search this
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
Ira Gershwin, American, 1896 - 1983  Search this
DuBose Heyward, American, 1885 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.80
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd589248311-f352-40f2-8a55-eb199f77a588
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.80
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Lobby card for The Song of Freedom

Distributed by:
Hammer Films, British, founded 1934  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 10 1/16 × 13 in. (25.6 × 33 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 1/16 × 14 in. (28.1 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.139.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc769191-a11d-4a17-ac1d-2bbe6046a11f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.139.2
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Program for a Marian Anderson concert at the War Memorial Opera House

Published by:
Moss and Hayman Management, American  Search this
Subject of:
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993  Search this
Sol Hurok, American, 1888 - 1974  Search this
War Memorial Opera House, founded 1932  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 3/4 x 5 13/16 in. (22.2 x 14.8 cm)
Type:
programs
Place depicted:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 10, 1958
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jackie Bryant Smith
Object number:
2010.66.144
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59c103f6d-f9d0-440b-870b-0d5756fc843a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.66.144
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Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Received by:
Mattiwilda Dobbs Janzon, American, 1925-2015  Search this
Subject of:
Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten, Swedish, 1889 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
metal, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (7.9 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Sweden, Europe
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mattiwilda Dobbs
Object number:
2011.135.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d3f09182-ff7d-4259-9953-ed0aae1aa67e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.135.3
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Bess, You Is My Woman

Title:
Sheet music from Porgy and Bess
Published by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp.  Search this
Written by:
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
Ira Gershwin, American, 1896 - 1983  Search this
DuBose Heyward, American, 1885 - 1940  Search this
Illustrated by:
Ben Jorj Harris, 1904 - 1957  Search this
Subject of:
Rouben Mamoulian, American, 1897 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 × 9 in. (30.5 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place printed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1935
Topic:
African American  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Object number:
2013.223.34
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1935 by George Gershwin. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55eb28d41-1d25-4efe-a647-1a65594ea7f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.223.34
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Portrait of Leontyne Price

Photograph by:
Jack Mitchell, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Leontyne Price, American, born 1927  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.83.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jack Mitchell, All Rights Reserved
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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/fd5473b06b7-e818-45d8-b3c3-a16d149d4496
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.83.9
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Photo of Mattiwilda Dobbs and Swedish Queen consort Louise

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Mattiwilda Dobbs Janzon, American, 1925-2015  Search this
Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten, Swedish, 1889 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 9 3/4 in. (20.3 x 24.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Sweden, Europe
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mattiwilda Dobbs
Object number:
2011.135.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5104cd069-b14c-4758-afab-927d56cb8abb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.135.8

The Song of Hiawatha Op.30

Published by:
Novello & Company, British  Search this
Written by:
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, British, 1875 - 1912  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 3/16 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. (25.9 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
scores
Place depicted:
London, England, Europe
New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.29.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a017314f-6bb5-4c8c-a297-5db534b5ff39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.29.2
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Program for Porgy and Bess

Published by:
Clifton Aires Publishing Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
National Theatre, American, founded 1835  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/16 × 7 1/4 in. (23.4 × 18.4 cm)
Type:
programs
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.269
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ee4d75e3-bb2e-4a3b-b287-920e45599b7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.269

Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite, watercolor, and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 5/8 × 11 in. (34.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559f0bf21-cf77-4ca2-938f-ec630402d182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.10
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Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Robbins in Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite, watercolor, and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 11/16 × 11 in. (34.8 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd538c7af91-044a-405c-9630-4fe76ad6a850
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.11
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Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite, watercolor, and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5acd4afa1-fcfb-496a-bd87-aa1b578b3649
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.12
Online Media:

Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 × 11 1/16 in. (34.9 × 28.1 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd586ebdb9d-f217-4fdb-bd99-590db30de7f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.13
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Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Robbins in Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite, watercolor, and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (34.9 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd529386ce0-a97d-4f73-940f-cdef06c2ce8f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.14
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Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Annie in Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite and pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (34.9 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd500062ec5-0118-46ca-a5f9-b82fb3599542
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.15
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Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Bess in Porgy and Bess

Created by:
Judy Dearing, American, 1940 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
graphite, pigment, and ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 5/8 × 10 15/16 in. (34.6 × 27.8 cm)
Type:
design drawings
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.128.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5963600bb-f660-48cb-9337-d6d7b39f8fd4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.128.27
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