Photograph of the Berry Brothers

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2 images
Photograph by
Museart, American
Subject of
Berry, Nyas, American, 1913 - 1951
Berry, James, American, 1915 - 1969
Berry, Warren, American, 1922 - 1996
Berry Brothers, American, 1929 - 1951
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 11/16 × 7 11/16 in. (24.6 × 19.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 8 in. (25.5 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1943
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of the Berry Brothers. All three young men are depicted standing in three-quarters profile, with their faces turned towards the viewer and looking upwards towards the right edge of the image, and their proper left hands in their pockets. The young men on the far left and the far right are wearing black tuxedoes with tails, white vests, and white bow ties. The young man in the center is wearing a medium toned, double breasted, tuxedo and a medium toned tie. All three tuxedos have satiny stripes running down the side of the pants. The young men are standing in front of a white background. Warren Berry is depicted on the far left, Nyan Berry in the center, and James Berry on the right. The photographer's embossed mark, located in the bottom right corner reads, [Musart / L·A·]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph. There are pencil notations written on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Children
Comedy
Entertainers
Photography
Tap dancing
Vaudeville
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.105
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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