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Silver gelatin prints
|Named Person:||Ruby Davis; Leigh R Whipper|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ruby Davis; Lorenzo Tucker; Lloyd Yearwood; Morgan and Marvin Smith (New York, N.Y.)
|In:||Davis, Ruby Sheppard|
|Notes:||Title devised by cataloger.
Many items have handwritten descriptive information on recto; some items have handwritten descriptive information on verso; some items have captions; some items have inscriptions by Davis and Leigh Whipper; one item has photographer's handstamp on verso; some images are duplicates.
Collection contains work by M & M Smith, Lorenzo Tucker, and Lloyd Yearwood.
|Description:||12 items (.1 lin. ft., 1 folder) 9 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 1 photographic print : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 18 cm. 1 photographic print : col. ; 7 x 10 cm. 1 photographic print : silver gelatin, b&w ; 8 x 6 cm.|
Images consist of a full-length portrait of Davis (dated 1974, but probably earlier); photomontages of studio portraits of Davis posing for publicity or fashion shots (ca. 1959-1960); a photomontage of scenes from plays and operas in which she performed; a portrait of her uncle, actor Leigh Whipper; a photomontage of Davis and Whipper (1963); Davis, Whipper, and an unidentified guest seated in the audience of the Apollo Theatre on Whipper's 92nd birthday (Nov. 29, 1968); a matted souvenir snapshot depicting Davis, George Booker, and George Licorish attending a Negro Actors Guild yacht party (Aug. 2, 1971), with an attached snapshot of Davis as a Quaker woman from the movie "The Life of Harriet Tubman" (1958); a publicity still of the Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.) Dramatics Group summer stock production of "Piano Playing Days" (1961); and a portrait of Irvin C. Miller, owner/manager/producer of Brown Skin Models.
- Davis, Ruby.
- Whipper, Leigh R. -- (Leigh Rollin), -- 1877-1975.
- Negro Actors Guild of America.
- Grace Del Marco Incorporated (New York, N.Y.)
- African American actresses.
- African American actors.
- African Americans in the performing arts.
- African Americans in entertainment.
- Fashion models -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1950-1969.