Photograph of a woman, Birtie, in a fur coat

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.2 × 19.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.2 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
1929-1950
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman. The woman is depicted from the knees up, looking towards the viewer and smiling. Her body is turned slightly towards the right edge of the image. She is wearing a light toned fur coat with puffed shoulders, over a dark, satiny dress with white lace detailing along the neckline. She has a choker around her neck and pearl earrings. She is standing in front of a light toned curtain. There is an inscription in black ink on the bottom left side of the photograph, that reads, [To LAUrie / KNOW ThAT / I AM YOUr / BirTie]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.151
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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