Photograph of Ralph Cooper

  • Image for Photograph of Ralph Cooper
  • Image for Photograph of Ralph Cooper
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Distributed by
Gale Agency Incorporated, American
Subject of
Cooper, Ralph, American, 1908 - 1992
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 9/16 × 7 3/8 in. (21.8 × 18.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 3/16 × 8 in. (25.8 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1930-1950
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Ralph Cooper. Cooper is featured left of center looking to the right of the image. He is depicted from the waist up and wears a black jacket, striped shirt, patterned tie, and carnation in his lapel. On the right side of the front of the image, is an inscription in black ink that reads, [To Laure / A beautiful / page from / Omar Kyam [sic] / combined with / an encyclopedic / vocabulary, could / not combine your / charm and beauty / in words- / Luck Always! / Coop]. The image is bordered with white and along bottom is black text on the left and right sides. The text in the lower left corner reads, [PERSONAL MANAGEMENT / GALE AGENCY, INC. 48 WEST 48th STREET / NEW YORK CITY]. The text in the lower right corner reads, [RALPH COOPER / Star of Stage, Screen and Radio]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Actors
Hollywood (Film)
Photography
Radio
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.42
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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