Betty Carter

  • Image for Betty Carter
  • Image for Betty Carter
2 images
Photograph by
Barboza, Anthony, American, born 1944
Subject of
Carter, Betty, American, 1929 - 1998
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 3/4 in. (27.8 × 35 cm)
H x W (image): 8 × 12 in. (20.3 × 30.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A blurred, black and white photographic portrait of Betty Carter performing. The image appears to be blurred due to movement of the subjects, not due to being out of focus. Carter is depicted center of frame, facing towards the camera with her mouth open in song and a microphone in her left hand. Behind her and to the right, a member of her band plays the double bass. His face is clear as he looks down at a music stand, but his body and hands are blurred as he plays the instrument. Another member of the band is visible behind and to the left of Carter; he is seated and shown in profile. On the back of the print is the photographer's stamp, an inscription with the title and date, and the photographer's signature.
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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