Photo, Print, Drawing [Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers]
About this Item
- [Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers]
- Photograph shows Bessie Smith a female, African American blues singer holding feathers.
- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer
Created / Published
- 1936 Feb. 3.
- - Smith, Bessie,--1894-1937
- - African Americans--1930-1940
- - Women--1930-1940
- - Blues singers--1930-1940
- - Feathers--1930-1940
- Portrait photographs.
- Portrait photographs
- - Title derived from information on verso of photographic print.
- - Van Vechten number: V J 31.
- - Also available on microfilm.
- - Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966.
- - Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, a LOT which in turn forms part of the Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited in: Jazz Century, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea ..., Italy, 2008-2009.
- - Exhibited in: "Jazz Singers" at the Performing Arts Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Feb. - July 2016; Library's Gershwin Gallery, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2017.
- 1 photographic print : gelatin silver ; sheet 35.3 x 27.8 cm (13 3/16 x 10 7/8 in.)
Call Number/Physical Location
- LOT 12735, no. 1044 [P&P]
- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 09571 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09571
- cph 3b41121 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b41121
- van 5a52643 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/van.5a52643
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-09571 (digital file from original photo) LC-USZ62-94955 (b&w film copy neg.)
- For publication information see "Carl Van Vechten Photographs (Lots 12735 and 12736)" https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/079_vanv.html
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- Rights Advisory: For publication information see "Carl Van Vechten Photographs (Lots 12735 and 12736)" https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/079_vanv.html
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-09571 (digital file from original photo) LC-USZ62-94955 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 1044 [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:
Van Vechten, Carl, photographer. Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers. , 1936. Feb. 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004663573/.
APA citation style:
Van Vechten, C., photographer. (1936) Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers. , 1936. Feb. 3. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004663573/.
MLA citation style:
Van Vechten, Carl, photographer. Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers. Feb. 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004663573/>.