Photograph of Marty May

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
May, Marty, American, 1898 - 1975
Date
mid 20th century
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 7 9/16 in. (23.9 × 19.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 1/16 in. (25.2 × 20.5 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Marty May. May is depicted from the chest up, against a white background, cast with shadows. His proper left shoulder is slightly forward and he is looking towards the right edge of the image. May is wearing a medium toned suit, a white collared shirt, and a medium toned, striped tie. He has a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. May’s hair is smoothed back and parted down the center. Along the right edge of the photograph is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To / Laure / Sincerely / Marty May]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located in the bottom right corner reads, [DeMuyian[?] [underlined] / of / New York – Hollywood]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Actors
Hollywood (Film)
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.184
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e7f57d80-cd9c-4bf7-8520-fa5574da31c0
2 image(s)