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Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith
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Artist
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964
Sitter
Bessie Smith, 15 Apr 1894 - 26 Sep 1937
Date
1936 (printed 1983)
Type
Photograph
Medium
Photogravure
Dimensions
Image: 22.5 × 15 cm (8 7/8 × 5 7/8")
Sheet: 55.8 × 35.7 cm (21 15/16 × 14 1/16")
Mat (Verified): 61.1 × 40.8 cm (24 1/16 × 16 1/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust
Gravure and compilation ©Eakins Press Foundation
Object number
NPG.83.188.42
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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