A black-and-white photograph of Ethel Waters set against a floral background. Playing the character Carmen from the similarly titled Georges Bizet opera, she wears a head covering and large earrings and holds a fan.
A black-and-white photograph of Ethel Waters set against a floral background. She wears a dark-colored head covering and large earrings. With one hand, she holds a floral-printed fan in front of her to partially obscure her mouth and the lower part of her face. On the reverse is a handwritten inscription in graphite reading [Ethel Waters / By Carl Van Vechten], with a photographer's stamp in the bottom left corner.
A black and white photograph of Ethel Waters backstage in costume for a performance in Pittsburgh. She wears a kerchief covering her hair, a long sleeved blouse, striped skirt, and checkered apron; her hands rest on her lap underneath the apron. Waters is seated in a corner in front of two walls lined with radiators. The back of the photograph has two barcode stickers, one with caption information, and a yellow circle sticker.