Color in Dress for Dark Skinned Peoples

Image for Color in Dress for Dark Skinned Peoples
Written by
Washington, Ella Mae, American
Published by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper with cardboard
Dimensions
9 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 5/8 in. (24.8 x 20 x 1.6 cm)
Type
hardcover books
Place printed
Langston, Logan County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date
1949
Description
A first edition copy of Color in Dress for Dark Skinned Peoples by Ella Mae Washington. This is a hardback bound book with a brown cover. Embossed on the front cover along the left hand margin is a lighthouse set upon a rocky base. Along the right hand side is the title that reads "COLOR IN DRESS/ for / DARK SKINNED PEOPLES." At the bottom of right hand side is the author's name "Ella Mae Washington." The image and the text are embossed onto the cover. The background consists of embossed wavy lines swirling in an abstract pattern.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Clothing and dress
Colorism
Identity
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Linda Crichlow White
Object number
2013.229
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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