Excerpt of a piece written by Lena Horne for the People's Voice, pages 16 and 17 of the section entitled "Paris, London Here I Come." Entire piece is called "Lena Horne--From Me to You." This is a photocopy of the original type written document.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Billie Holiday. She is depicted grasping the knob of a white French door, flanked by matching door-height windows. Her proper left foot is on the ground and her proper right foot is on the step above leading to the door. She wears a half hat decorated with beaded netting around the crown and flower embellishments on the proper right side. She is also wearing a dark belted dress, a medium toned cape, and holds a pair of dark gloves and a rectangular handbag in her proper left hand. A medium sized dog with pointed ears is seated on the ground below her. In the bottom left corner of the image is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To Laura / my girl / I'll always love you / Will never forget / The great thing / Lady Day]. On the back of the image is a stamp in black ink that reads, [Photography by / DAVID HAWKINS / HOTEL THERESA / N.Y.C.].
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Billie Holiday. Holiday is depicted from the shoulders up, right of center. She is wearing a black sequined garment, long pearl necklace, and large white feathers in her hair, tucked behind her proper left ear. She is looking towards the left side of the image with a serious expression. In the lower left quadrant of the image is a handwritten inscription in blue ink that reads, [To Laura / From / Mr and Lady Day]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located in the bottom left corner reads, [Robin Carson]. The image is bordered with white and along bottom is black text on the left and right sides. The text in the lower left corner reads, [BILLIE HOLIDAY]. The text in the lower right corner reads, [ASSOCIATED BOOKING CORP. / JOE GLASER, President / Squibb B'ldg 745 - 5th Ave. N.Y. Beverly Hills, Cal.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.