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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


Keywords

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

palladium

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

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