Photograph of LaVern Baker

  • Image for Photograph of LaVern Baker
  • Image for Photograph of LaVern Baker
2 images
Photograph by
Bernard, Bruno, American, 1912 - 1987
Distributed by
General Artists Corporation, American, founded 1940
Subject of
Baker, LaVern, American, 1929 - 1997
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 13/16 × 7 5/16 in. (22.4 × 18.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 1/16 in. (25.3 × 20.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1950-1960
Description
A black and white photographic portrait of LaVern Baker. Depicted is a woman smiling. She is wearing earrings and a matching headband. Her body is angled to her right and she is looking up and to the right as well. She is wearing a black sleeveless dress. In the bottom right corner white text reads "Bruno/ of/ Hollywood/ NYC." Below the photo it says “La Vern Baker PER. MGT. / S.R.O. Artists/ 200 W. 57th. St. N.Y.C. General Artists Corporation/ New York Chicago Beverly Hills Dallas Miami Beach London."
Topic
Blues (Music)
Entertainers
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.184.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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