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Dress Rehearsal

Date 1936
Dimensions Other: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (23.5 x 15.9 cm)
Other: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

On the verso of this portrait of a man in Shakespearean costume is the name Walter B. Smith and an address in Harlem on West 119th Street. Smith may have been a member of one of the Negro Repertory Companies, or "Negro Units," of the Federal Theatre Project, which was very active in Harlem in the 1930s.

Credit line

Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990

Feedback Accession No. 874.1990