Photograph of a female performer in costume

Photograph by
Kriegsmann, James J., 1909 - 1994
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
ca. 1937
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23.9 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.3 × 20.2 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a female performer in costume. She is depicted standing on a small, raised platform. Her elbows are bent, her hands raised with her palms facing out towards the viewer. She is standing with her proper right leg crossed over her proper left leg, and with her head and torso are leaning towards the left edge of the image. She is wearing a dress costume with a skirt that is short in front and long in the back. The deep neckline and shoulders of the costume are embellished with white flowers. She is wearing a small cap also embellished with white flowers, and white hand gloves. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, in the bottom right corner reads, [James J. Kriegsmann / NY.]. There are notations in pencil on the front and back of the photograph.
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Entertainers
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.131
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5230d6456-a231-4170-a13a-1fad2c2f4570
2 image(s)