Photographs of two (2) unidentified women

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2 images
Photograph by
Bloom Photography, American
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
2013.46.25.121: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
2013.46.25.122: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (2013.46.25.121: Image): 9 5/8 × 7 1/2 in. (24.5 × 19.1 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.121:Sheet): 10 3/16 × 8 in. (25.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.122: Image): 9 1/8 × 7 3/8 in. (23.1 × 18.8 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.122: Sheet): 9 1/2 × 8 in. (24.1 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
early 20th-mid 20th century
Description
2013.46.25.121: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of woman posing in a spotlight. The woman is depicted seated with her proper left leg tucked beneath her and her proper right leg crossed over her proper left knee. Her upper torso is cast in a spotlight. She is leaning slightly forward with her proper right hand resting just below her proper right shoulder and her proper left hand splayed just below her chin. Her head is turned towards the left side of the image and her chin is tilted slightly upwards. She is wearing a black, low cut garment, metallic colored high heeled shoes, and has a white flower tucked in her shoulder length hair. The rest of the image is in dark shadows. The photographer’s mark, printed in the negative in the bottom left corner reads, [Bloom / CHICAGO]. There is an inscription in blue ink at the bottom right quadrant of the image that reads, [To Laurie / Who’s / Undecided / Why I’ll / never know / Love / Catherine].
2013.46.25.122: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of woman posing against a wall. The woman is centrally depicted standing on grass, against a low stone wall. She is standing with her proper left foot held slightly forward of her proper right foot. Her proper right hand is resting in her waist and her proper left arm is resting at her side. She is wearing a black dress with small white polka dots, a black belt, and a white bolero jacket with the letters [BA] embroidered in matching polka dot fabric on her proper left shoulder. She also has a matching polka dot handkerchief tucked into the small pocket above the embroidered letters. She is wearing a small cap perched slightly to the left side of the image and is holding white gloves in her proper left hand. Text printed in the negative in the bottom left corner reads, [M.L. #76].
Topic
African American
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.121-.122
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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