Portrait print of Major R.R. Wright, Sr. from Mae's Millinery Shop

Photograph by
Bachrach, Louis Fabian Jr., American, 1917 - 2010
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Wright, Richard Robert Sr., American, 1855 - 1947
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (framed): 21 3/16 x 15 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (53.8 x 40.3 x 3.8 cm)
Type
offset lithographs
portraits
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1945
Description
Framed portrait of Major R. R. Wright, Sr. Frame is dark brown with gold and tan details. Smaller gold strip nearer the inner portion of the frame. Image matted under two (2) different mattes. The larger matte is light gray and the inner, smaller matte is dark gray. Image is a black and white photograph of Wright from the torso up. He wears a light suit and dark, patterned tie. His arms are resting on a table with his hands clasped one on top of the other. Wright wears round wire-rimmed glasses. In the lower right corner of the photograph, in gold, is the photographer's signature: "Fabian Bachrach". On the matte in the lower left corner in black text is the image caption: "Major R. R. Wright Sr. / Founder".
Topic
African American
Business
Civil rights
Photography
Social reform
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number
2013.27.7
Restrictions & Rights
© Louis Fabian Bachrach Jr.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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