Poster of Della Reese

Created by
Risher, Jenny
Subject of
Della Reese, American, 1937 - 2017
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 16 3/16 × 16 3/4 in. (41.1 × 42.5 cm)
Type
photomechanical prints
portraits
posters
Date
late 20th century - early 21st century
Description
Poster featuring a color photograph of Della Reese singing. She is behind a microphone stand with her elbows bent at ninety degree angles. She wears a flowing dress jumpsuit with a semi-sheer shawl covering her upper torso, arms, and back. The shawl is tan, light pink, and dark pink, with silver details. A red flower is in her shoulder-length hair. The background is black.
There are scratches scattered throughout the top right quadrant, which caused loss of color. The poster came in in a plastic sleeve with paper backing. In the top left corner of the back is an upside down black stamp with text that reads [Jenny Risher / 917-723-3785 / info@Jennyrisher.com]
Topic
African American
Actors
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Della Reese-Lett and Mr. Franklin Lett
Object number
2015.150.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Jenny Risher. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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