Bertha

Image for Bertha
Created by
Schwartz, Joe, American, 1913 - 2013
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14 1/2 x 11 1/8 in. (36.8 x 28.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960s
Caption
Bertha - Santa Monica, California, 1960's
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 163.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of woman (presumedly Bertha) standing in the doorway of the "House of 'Bertha.'" The business offers card reading, tea reading, palm reading, and psychoanalysis.
Topic
African American
Amusements
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number
2010.74.126
Restrictions & Rights
© Joe Schwartz
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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