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Photographic print of Ethel Waters in costume

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Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Waters, Ethel, American, 1896 - 1977
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 1/2 × 8 11/16 in. (16.5 × 22.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
February - April 1940
A black and white photograph of Ethel Waters backstage in costume for a performance in Pittsburgh. She wears a kerchief covering her hair, a long sleeved blouse, striped skirt, and checkered apron; her hands rest on her lap underneath the apron. Waters is seated in a corner in front of two walls lined with radiators. The back of the photograph has two barcode stickers, one with caption information, and a yellow circle sticker.
Broadway Theatre
Singers (Musicians)
United States--History--1933-1945
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive

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