Photograph of a female performer in costume

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2 images
Photograph by
Stiger Studio, American
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and sheet): 9 5/8 × 7 3/16 in. (24.4 × 18.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a female performer in costume. The woman is depicted standing against a dark curtain. Her proper left arm is raised and her hand rests on the back of her head. Her proper right arm is resting on her proper right hip. She is wearing a light colored, harem-style costume, with a cropped top and wide, full length sleeves, gathered at the wrists as well as light colored, bikini bottoms. Both garments are embellished with sequins. There is an inscription in black ink at the bottom right corner of the photograph, that reads, [To Frank / I Love you / little Boy / From / Pauline / Los Angeles / Cal. / /35/]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Entertainers
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.143
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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