Bessie Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

  • Richard Benson, Carl Van Vechten, Bessie Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After", 1936, printed 1983, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015), Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.143

Title
Bessie Smith, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"
Artists
Date
1936, printed 1983
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts

Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Performing arts – music – voice
  • Portrait female – Smith, Bessie
Object Number
1983.63.143
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