On View
CAAMA Gallery
Created by
Van Vechten, Carl, American, 1880 - 1964
Subject of
Waters, Ethel, American, 1896 - 1977
Date
April 30, 1934
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 1/2 × 6 5/16 in. (24.1 × 16 cm)
Description
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.
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
black-and-white photographs
portraits
Topic
Actors
Musical Theatre
Opera (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.42.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd529e01338-9043-4be1-bad8-3c67237d54e8

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