Ada "Bricktop" Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"
1934, printed 1983 Carl Van Vechten Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1880 Died: New York, New York 1964 Richard Benson (Printer) photogravure image: 5 5/8 × 8 3/8 in. (14.3 × 21.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015) 1983.63.142 Not currently on view
Ethnic - African-American
Performing arts - dance
Performing arts - music - voice
Portrait female - Smith, Ada "Bricktop"
Portrait female - Smith, Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise
photography - photoprint
About Carl Van Vechten
Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1880 Died: New York, New York 1964
About Richard Benson
Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1943 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 2017