Photograph of three female performers in costume

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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 and sheet): 4 1/16 × 2 3/4 in. (10.3 × 7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
early 20th-mid 20th century
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of three (3) female performers in costume. The woman on the far left is depicted standing with her proper left arm raised and her proper right hand at her waist, grasping the raised, proper right wrist of the woman lying on the ground in front of her. Her head is tilted towards her proper right shoulder and she is looking upwards. She is wearing a wearing light toned, Grecian-style costume, secured at her proper right shoulder, leaving the other shoulder bare. The woman lying on the ground with her proper left arm extended towards, and clasped by, the woman standing behind her, is reclining on her proper right elbow. She is looking towards the right edge of the photograph. She is wearing a garment that leaves both shoulders bare. The third woman, depicted on the far right, is kneeling next to the woman standing on the far left. She is wearing a light toned, Grecian-style costume, secured at the proper left shoulder, leaving the other shoulder bare. There are two (2) black photo corners securing the photograph to a black cardboard backing. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.250
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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