Signed photographic postcard of Vanity with envelope

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4 images
Created by
Motown Record Corporation, American, founded 1959
Subject of
Vanity, Canadian, 1959 - 2016
Owned by
Carry, Julius J. III, American, 1952 - 2008
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Postcard): 4 x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
H x W (Envelope): 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (10.5 x 24.1 cm)
Type
portraits
photographic postcards
Date
1985
Description
The front of the postcard features a sepia-toned photograph of Vanity, wearing a cropped The Last Dragon t-shirt, black pants, and black gloves. Signed in purple ink:[Julius / love? / (illegible) / loves /Julius] The back is white with black lettering in the upper left corner [Motown / 6255 Sunset Blvd. / Los Angeles, Ca. 90028]. In a white envelope addressed to Mr. Julius Carry from Tri-Star Pictures. The envelope has no postmark.
Topic
African American
Actors
Film
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, "I am the Master, Sho'Nuff!" Gift of Naomi Carry in loving memory of Julius J. Carry, III
Object number
2013.49.5ab
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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