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Elks

Black-and-white photograph of fourteen African American men in two rows in a small wallpapered room. All wear silk shirts, cummerbunds, and Fez hats. One man, back row center wears a tuxedo and a Fez hat.

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  • Black-and-white photograph of fourteen African American men in two rows in a small wallpapered room. All wear silk shirts, cummerbunds, and Fez hats. One man, back row center wears a tuxedo and a Fez hat.

Date:

c. 1935

Artist:

James Van Der Zee
American, 1886–1983

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

James VanDerZee

Title

Elks

Origin

United States

Date

1930–1939

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Faintly printed/on negative recto, lower left, in white: "NYC VANDERZEE"; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "PF12100"; verso, upper center, in graphite: "TITLE: ELKS, ND / PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES VAN DER ZEE / VINTAGE PRINT / UNPUBLISHED / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / CERTIFIED: Donna Mussenden VDZ 3/93"; stamped verso, center, in black ink: "G. G. G. PHOTO STUDIO / 212[?] [illegible] AVE., N.Y. 27[?] N.Y."; inscribed verso, lower left, in graphite: "CB63"

Dimensions

17.1 × 23.5 cm (image); 19.4 × 25.2 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Anstiss and Ronald Krueck in memory of her mother, Florence Pierson Hammond

Reference Number

2000.330

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