Photograph by
Kriegsmann, James J., 1909 - 1994
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
ca. 1955
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 3/8 × 7 9/16 in. (23.8 × 19.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.7 cm)
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman seated on a settee. The woman is depicted against a light colored, draped, fabric background. She is seated with her proper right arm resting on the carved wooden arm of the fabric covered settee. She is wearing a light toned, strapless, lacey dress. Her proper left arm rests on her lap and a small hydrangea bouquet rests on top of her hand. The fingers of her proper right hand rest on top of the hydrangea bouquet. She is wearing a choker with three rows of clear stones and single, clear stone earrings. There is an inscription in black ink across the center of the photograph, that reads, [To a real Sincere[?] friend. / Lauri you know I / mean it / is [---?]r / Elaine]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative in the bottom right corner reads, [James J. / Kriegsmann /N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the 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
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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