The Pipe Smoker, 1932

  • Prentice H. Polk, American, 1898-1984

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Sheet: 8 × 10 inches (20.3 × 25.4 cm) Image: 9 5/8 × 7 5/8 inches (24.4 × 19.4 cm)

Gift of Dr. Delano A. Willis

2008.410

Department

African American Art

  • Elderly
  • Gelatin silver process
  • Black-and-white photography
  • Photographic gelatin
  • Flame
  • Portrait
  • Woman
  • Bust
  • Three-quarter view
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Mobcap
  • Pipe (smoking equipment)
  • Apron (main garment)
  • Female portrait
  • African american

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed on image, in black pen and ink, lower left: P.H. Polk

Provenance

2008-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 Pipe Smoker, 1932, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. Delano A. Willis, 2008.410.