Photograph of Ethel Moses

  • Image for Photograph of Ethel Moses
  • Image for Photograph of Ethel Moses
2 images
Photograph by
Battelle, Hughey J.
Subject of
Moses, Ethel, American, 1904 - 1982
Ubangi Club, American, 1934 - 1944
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 × 7 in. (22.9 × 17.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.1 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1937
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Ethel Moses. Moses is depicted in full length, on a wooden stage at the Ubangi Club. She is standing with her arms akimbo with her hands resting on her hips, her body is turned towards the right side of the image, and with her head tilted toward the left side of the image and smiling. She is looking towards the left edge of the image. She is wearing a one piece, bathing suit costume. The top of the suit has a halter neck and a diagonally striped top. The bottom of the suit is dark with a striped belt that matches the top of the suit. On the stage behind her is a set featuring a facade of close-set buildings. Over the subject’s legs is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [proof]. In the center of the top edge of the photograph is a second inscription in black ink that reads, [#2]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Mass media
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.172
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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