The Boss, 1932

  • Prentice H. Polk, American, 1898-1984

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Sheet: 9 1/2 × 7 3/8 inches (24.1 × 18.7 cm) Image: 9 7/8 × 7 7/8 inches (25.1 × 20 cm)

Gift of Delano Willis

F1988.119

Department

African American Art

  • Gelatin silver process
  • Photographic gelatin
  • Portrait
  • Woman
  • Kerchief
  • Scarf (costume accessory)
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Apron (main garment)
  • Tuskegee
  • Knee length portrait
  • African american

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in ink, lower right: P H Polk

Provenance

1989-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

© Tuskegee Univ. Archives Contact: Donald Polk (son of the artist) 4340 Hammersmith Drive, Clermont, Fl. 34711 Email: dlanodp@cfl.rr.com OR Dana R. Chandler University Archivist/Associate Professor Tuskegee University Archives, A Division of Library Services John A. Kenney Hall, Room 44-201 Tuskegee, Alabama 36088 Office Phone: 334.725.2374 Fax: 334.725.2321

Prentice H. Polk, The Boss, 1932, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Delano Willis, F1988.119.