Photograph of Gladys Bentley

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of Gladys Bentley

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of entertainer Gladys Bentley. Bentley is depicted standing in three quarters profile with her head turned towards the viewer, and her proper right foot forward. She is wearing a white tuxedo, top hat, and she is holding a cane under her proper right arm. A bar with bottles lining the shelves is the background. There is a low, white, metal rail on either side of Bentley. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located at the bottom right corner reads, [Canell [?]/ / NY. There are also additional pencil notations written on the back of the photograph.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
ca. 1940
Object number
2013.46.25.82
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 5/16 × 7 5/16 in. (23.7 × 18.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 7 15/16 in. (25.4 × 20.2 cm)
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Record ID
nmaahc_2013.46.25.82
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e4ed5913-7772-4d5a-b15d-ca5a6fd01adb