Photograph of Pearl Bailey

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2 images
Photograph by
Smith, Marvin, American, 1910 - 2003
Subject of
Bailey, Pearl, American, 1918 - 1990
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints
Media Arts-Photography
Place used
United States, North and Central America
ca. 1960
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."
Broadway Theatre
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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