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.
Black and white photographic postcard of the singer and musician Gladys Bentley dressed in a men's white tuxedo and white top hat, holding a cane at her side tucked under her arm. The phrase: "America's Greatest Sepia Player" is printed down the left side of the postcard and the phrase: "The Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs" is printed down the right side of the postcard.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of entertainer Gladys Bentley. Bentley is depicted facing the viewer in bust pose. She is wearing a black top hat, dark bow tie, a white dress shirt, and black tuxedo suit jacket. Her top hat is perched slightly towards her proper right shoulder. The edges of the image are faded into an oval-shaped, white background. The print does not have any inscriptions, front or back.
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 black and white photograph of an unidentified man and woman by Arthur Leipzig. They are sitting next to each other with the man on the left in front of the camera. Both are wearing dark bottoms and the man has a light colored sweater and dark hat. The woman has a white embroidered blouse with elbow length sleeves with pleated detailing. The woman’s hair is in a rolled updo. The man and woman are not looking at the camera. They have their hands raised in front of their chests with open mouths as though they are singing and clapping along. The print has handwritten inscriptions, including the title, as well as the photographer's signature and stamp, on the reverse.