Portrait of Ethel Waters, Africana

ethel illistration in africana.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of Ethel Waters, Africana

Description

This portrait taken from Carl Van Vechten's collection tells us a lot when seen as a marketing tool for the all black revue of Africana. Rather than picturing a scene from the show or any other members of the large cast, it was decided it would be most effective to merely picture Ethel Water's face. Within the context of an all black revue, it was perfectly acceptable to picture Ethel Water's as a marketing tool. This is especially interesting when we think on her exclusion from being pictured in propaganda for mostly white broadway revues.

Creator

Artist: EJ Fry

Source

Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
JWJ MSS 49 Box 135 folder 1145

Date

July 17, 1927

Type

Image