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Title
Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden
Collection

Portrait collection

Bessye and Romare Bearden portrait collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1930 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Portrait Collection
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Bearden, Bessye and Romare
Topics
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
African American women civic leaders
Public schools -- Employees
Public schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Bearden, Bessye J., 1893-1943
Genres
Portraits
Photographs
Notes
Content: Typewritten caption label on verso: Mrs. Bessye Jeanne Bearden signing diplomas of students in her district for graduation, last June
Biographical/historical: Bearden, Bessye J., 1893-1943: African American woman civic leader and political activist in New York City, 1920s-early 1940s; mother of artist Romare Bearden; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessye_J._Bearden
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 26 x 21 cm ; black and white
Original print bears cropping marks
Gelatin silver prints
Description
Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden, the first black woman elected to local School Board No. 15, in New York City, signing high school diplomas, circa 1930
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16819138
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11487084
Photo Order: 54863
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1c5bfb30-0253-0133-9307-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1930: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1930. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/97c6fae0-02fa-0133-3302-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/97c6fae0-02fa-0133-3302-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1930). Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/97c6fae0-02fa-0133-3302-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/97c6fae0-02fa-0133-3302-58d385a7bbd0 | title= (still image) Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden, (1930)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=November 30, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Studio portrait of Bessie J. Bearden