Hand colored photograph of a woman

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 1/16 × 5 7/8 in. (20.4 × 15 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/16 × 6 1/16 in. (20.4 × 15.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
early 20th-mid 20th century
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a hand-colored, black-and-white image of a woman. The woman’s back is to the viewer and she is depicted looking over her proper left shoulder towards the left edge of the image. She is wearing a tiara and a metallic fabric garment that drapes down the center of her back. Her cheeks have been tinted pink, her lips and earrings painted red, her eyebrows and lashes painted black, and the floral wallpaper behind her, tinted fluorescent yellow, fluorescent pink, and blue. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.140
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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