Photograph of Billie Holiday

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2 images
Photograph by
Wiener, Leigh, American, 1929 - 1993
Subject of
Holiday, Billie, American, 1915 - 1959
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 5/16 × 9 7/16 in. (18.5 × 24 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Berlin, Germany, Europe
Date
1954
Description
A black and white photograph of Billie Holliday. She is wearing drop earrings and a necklace. She is in profile, facing towards her left with a cigarette pressed between her lips as she leans forward so it can be lit. On the left side of the photo, there is a pair of man's hands holding a book of matches prepared to light the cigarette. Part of the background appears to be painted in with dark paint. On the back of the photo are inscriptions providing the photographer, subject, location and date as well as a stamp for The Witkin Gallery.
Topic
African American
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.201.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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