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Photograph of Una Mae Carlisle

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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 Una Mae Carlisle. She is depicted posing behind a piano, with her forearms resting on the top. She is wearing large earrings, a large ring on her right hand, and bracelet on her left wrist. Her gaze is fixed upward. The image is framed by a white border with black text at the bottom that reads, [UNA MAE CARLISLE / ASSOCIATED BOOKING CORP. / JOE GLASER, President / Squibb B'ldg 745 - 5th Ave. N.Y.]. White text in the negative in the bottom right corner of the image reads, [James J / Kriegsmann / NY]. Along the right side of the image is an inscription in black ink that reads, [To Laurie" / One of the best / and all the / best should be / yours. / Musically" / Una Mae]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the image.
Photograph by
James J. Kriegsmann, 1909 - 1994
Distributed by
Associated Booking Corporation, American, founded 1940
Subject of
Una Mae Carlisle, American, 1915 - 1956
Joe Glaser, American, 1896 - 1969
Date
ca. 1942
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): 8 11/16 × 7 7/16 in. (22.1 × 18.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 8 1/16 in. (25.5 × 20.5 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
2013.46.25.33
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible