Photograph by
Smith, Marvin, American, 1910 - 2003
Subject of
Bailey, Pearl, American, 1918 - 1990
Date
ca. 1960
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 11/16 × 7 11/16 in. (24.6 × 19.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm)
Description
A black and white photographic portrait of Pearl Bailey. In the top left-hand corner of the photo is a cursive inscription handwritten in pencil, signed by the actress. Below and to the right of the writing is a woman. She is looking over her right shoulder and is wearing a black, patterned top with earrings and a necklace. On the back of the photo it says, "Photo by M. Smith/ 243-251 W. 125th Street/ MO. 2-3168 New York, N.Y. / Credit line must be observed/ Must not be syndicated, loaned, or used for advertising purposes without permission."
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Broadway Theatre
Entertainers
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.182.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55317bd36-d5e5-4187-b34e-e9c5a978e5fe

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