Photograph of Gladys Bentley

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Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of entertainer Gladys Bentley. Bentley is depicted facing the viewer in bust pose. She is wearing a black top hat, dark bow tie, a white dress shirt, and black tuxedo suit jacket. Her top hat is perched slightly towards her proper right shoulder. The edges of the image are faded into an oval-shaped, white background. The print does not have any inscriptions, front or back.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
1927-1945
Object number
2013.46.25.15
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960
Owned by
Laura Cathrell, 1915 - 1999
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and sheet): 6 3/16 × 4 1/4 in. (15.7 × 10.8 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits