Photograph of Madam C.J. Walker

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2 images
Photograph by
Scurlock, Addison N., American, 1883 - 1964
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (15.1 x 10 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1912
Description
Black and white photographic bust length portrait of Madam C.J. Walker. Sitting sideways, her head is turned slightly right towards the viewer. Her gaze is to the lower right. Her hair is smooth, parted in the middle, and falls to ear length, and tucked under. She wears drop earrings and a necklace. An intricately fringed shawl is draped around her shoulders and held in place by a brooch. The bottom left quadrant of the image is partially shadowed. The photograph is surrounded by a white border with an embossed maker's mark at the bottom right. It reads "Scurlock / WASH. D.C."
Topic
African American
Business
Fashion
Social reform
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
2013.153.8
Restrictions & Rights
© A'Lelia Bundles
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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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