Photographic print of Ethel Waters as Carmen

Image for Photographic print of Ethel Waters as Carmen
Created by
Van Vechten, Carl, American, 1880 - 1964
Subject of
Waters, Ethel, American, 1896 - 1977
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (23.8 x 15.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
April 30, 1934
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Actors
Musical Theatre
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.42.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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

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