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Nude reclining on a chaise lounge amidst several large pillows, one decorated with a bulldog and a football ... and another embroidered with an American flag and the Star Spangled Banner.

From: Portraits of prostitutes in Storyville, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nude reclining on a chaise lounge amidst several large pillows, one decorated with a bulldog and a football ... and another embroidered with an American flag and the Star Spangled Banner.

From: Portraits of prostitutes in Storyville, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Creator: Bellocq, E. J Stransky, Abraham,--1910-1995
Other Creator: Bellocq, E. J
Language:
Date: 1950.
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Description:
Pencil inscriptions on the verso of each print in an unidentified hand, probably transcribed from original mats: "Ernest J. Bellocq (?-1938) Storyville, photog. New Orleans, La."; "Test print obtained by me (A. S.) in 1950, from owner of the glass negatives at that time"; "Photo: circa: 1912"; "See: 'E. J. Bellocq,' Pub. by Museum of Modem Art - 1970 & Rose, Al: 'Storyville, New Orleans' - 1974"; and "Bellocq made photos: 1895-1930s."
Linen mat tape affixed to verso of each print with a pencil number inscription, 1-7, probably inscribed by Abraham Stransky.
Abstract:
Photographs created by E. J. Bellocq chiefly of nude prostitutes in Storyville, New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1910-1915, and printed from his negatives by an unidentified printer, probably in 1950. E. J. Bellocq (1873-1949), born John Ernest Joseph Bellocq, was a commercial photographer who worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1902-circa 1940. Bellocq is best known for his photographs of prostitutes working in Storyville, the legalized red light district of New Orleans.
Print No. 7 depicts a nude woman posed reclining on an upholstered chaise lounge among several large pillows. She also wears a necklace with a medallion and shoes. Two pillows on the chaise lounge depict respectively a bulldog and a United States flag. In the background, an electrical cord hangs over the latch of a door and wraps around the doorknob, probably as an improvised burglary deterrent.
Physical Description:
7 photographic prints : b & w ; 22.7 x 17.7 cm. and smaller.
1 folder (1 photographic print) : b&w ; 17.7 x 22.7 cm.
Box:
Box 1
Folder:
Folder 7
Volume/Enumeration:
Print No. 7
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Exhibition Note:
Blues: Color and Concept
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 10844281
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