silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 × 13 3/8 in. (22.9 × 34 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A black and white photograph of Pearl Primus in a group by Arthur Leipzig. Pearl Primus is in the center of the image. She has both hands in front of her body and her head is thrown back with her mouth open. Primus is wearing a black outfit with a metallic pattern, matching head wrap, and numerous necklaces and rings. The woman to the right of Primus has her hand covering her face and is wearing metal bracelets and a black top. The left of the image has an unidentified group of people. The unidentified woman at the front of the group next to Primus is wearing a white and black leaf-patterned shirt and glasses. The men and women in the background are partially visible and some are holding plates of food. Most of the group, including Primus, are facing off to the left of the camera. There are inscriptions on the reverse, including the title as well as the photographer's signature and photographer's stamp.
A black-and-white photograph of Jerry Phillips and other people dancing. At the center of the photograph is Jerry Phillips in a suit and a woman in a dress. The woman is smiling and has her arm extended slightly. The man's body is slightly turned towards the camera while his head is turned towards the woman. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.
A print of Alvin Ailey and Romare Bearden with their arms around each other. Ailey, at left, wears a jacket and stands with his right shoulder towards the camera. Bearden, right, wears a jacket and tie with a pin on the lapel. At bottom center, under the image in black marker, is [A/P]. The photograph is signed at bottom right, under the image in black marker. There are no marks on the back.