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Photograph of Velma Middleton and an unidentified woman at a piano

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Velma Middleton and a woman seated at a piano. The woman seated at the piano has her fingers on the keys and her head and proper left shoulder turned towards the viewer. She is wearing a short sleeve, floral pattern print dress. Behind her is Middleton. She is standing behind the woman playing the piano, in three quarters profile, with her head turned towards the viewer. Her proper right arm is resting on the piano and her proper left arm is by her side. She is wearing a long sleeve, leaf pattern dress with a square neckline. There is a floor lamp next to the piano and small framed decoration on the wall behind Middleton. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the image.
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Velma Middleton, American, 1917 - 1961
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
mid 20th century
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 7 7/16 in. (23.9 × 18.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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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
Object number
2013.46.25.117
Topic
African American
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible