Photographic print of Eartha Kitt carrying a poodle

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Kitt, Eartha, American, 1927 - 2008
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
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)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Oakland, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 1961
Description
A black and white photograph of Eartha Kitt and David McDonald standing in a hallway of the Syria Mosque performance venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kitt wears a long, light colored coat while carrying a poodle in the crook of her proper left elbow while holding a purse in her proper right hand. Just behind her stands McDonald, just inside a doorway, wearing a suit as he looks off camera. An unidentified woman is visible in the doorway just behind McDonald. Two other people are partially visible in the background. The back of the photograph has a barcoded sticker with a caption.
Topic
Entertainers
Photography
United States--History--1953-1961
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
2014.302.47
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive

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