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Gladys Bentley: America's Greatest Sepia Player -- The Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs

1946 - 1949

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

Black and white photographic postcard of the singer and musician Gladys Bentley dressed in a men's white tuxedo and white top hat, holding a cane at her side tucked under her arm. The phrase: "America's Greatest Sepia Player" is printed down the left side of the postcard and the phrase: "The Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs" is printed down the right side of the postcard.

Details

  • Title: Gladys Bentley: America's Greatest Sepia Player -- The Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs
  • Date Created: 1946 - 1949
  • Physical Dimensions: H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (13.3 x 8.6 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Photography, Music, Entertainers, Instrumentalists (Musicians), Singers (Musicians)
  • Medium: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, with ink on cardboard

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