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Photograph of a convention of Madam C.J. Walker agents at Villa Lewaro

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Photograph by
Mercer, R.E., American
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Walker, A'Lelia, American, 1885 - 1931
Tandy, Vertner Woodson, American, 1885 - 1949
Villa Lewaro, founded 1918
Medium
photographic paper
Dimensions
Photograph: H x W: 10 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (27.3 x 33.7 cm)
Backing Board: H x W: 13 15/16 x 17 1/16 in. (35.4 x 43.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Irvington, Westchester County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1924
Description
Black and white photograph of a large group of people, mostly women, posed around the exterior of a large Italianate style mansion. The figures are arranged on the building's multi-level balconies, stairs, and around a rectangular pool on the ground level. The photograph is mounted on a piece of gray cardboard that has sustained loss at the top right and bottom right corners. In the bottom right corner is black script that is partially missing.
Topic
African American
Associations and institutions
Business
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number
2013.153.10
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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