Celestine Birge, 1933

  • Prentice H. Polk, American, 1898-1984

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Image: 9 3/4 × 8 inches (24.8 × 20.3 cm) Sheet: 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Gift of Delano Willis

F1988.106

Department

African American Art

  • Gelatin silver process
  • Photographic gelatin
  • Portrait
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bench
  • Piano bench
  • Headband (headgear)
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Rug
  • Corsage (costume accessory)
  • Girl
  • Tuskegee
  • Seated
  • Full-length portrait
  • African american
  • Birge, celestine

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed on image, lower left: 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, Celestine Birge, 1933, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Delano Willis, F1988.106.