Photograph of Al Moore and Larrye

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  • Image for Photograph of Al Moore and Larrye
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Moore, Al
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 9/16 × 7 1/2 in. (24.3 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 8 in. (25.6 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1936
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of the male and female dance duo, Moore and Larrye. The duo is depicted standing in three-quarters profile, facing the right edge of the image. The man is wearing a black tuxedo, white vest, and a white bow tie. He has a pocket watch chain hanging at his waist. He is depicted standing behind the woman with his proper right hand held to her waist. The woman is depicted leaning against the man, holding her proper right hand on her hip, her head tilted slightly towards her proper left shoulder, and her proper left arms and fingers extended towards the right edge of the image. She is wearing a dress that has a long white skirt attached to the bodice at the waist. The bodice is a black sequined, V-shaped piece of fabric that covers her shoulders and breasts, but leaves the rest of her torso and arms exposed. She is wearing black sequined, fingerless opera gloves, with sleeves that widen towards her shoulders. She has three white flowers pinned to her hair. There are two inscriptions in pencil on the back: [Valiada / 4” x / Moore & Larrye] at the top right and [Moore & Larrye] in the lower left corner. There are also additional pencil notations written on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.106
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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