Photograph of Pearl Bailey

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  • Image for Photograph of Pearl Bailey
2 images
Photograph by
Smith, Marvin, American, 1910 - 2003
Subject of
Bailey, Pearl, American, 1918 - 1990
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)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1960
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."
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

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