Photograph of a man and a woman

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (24 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.3 × 20.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
early 20th-mid 20th century
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man and a woman. Both the man and woman are depicted mostly nude, with the woman wearing light colored panties, and the male wearing a small garment over his hips. The woman is standing in a three quarters pose, with her body turned towards the right side of the image, and her proper left leg held slightly forward. Both of her arms rounded, raised above, and held slightly forward of her head. She is looking upwards. She is standing between the man’s legs. The man is kneeling on his proper right knee, just behind the woman. His torso is turned towards the woman’s body and his proper left hand is resting on her stomach. His eyes are closed and his chin is slightly raised. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Photography
Sexuality
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.129
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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