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Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1906 - 1975

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0705
Abstract

Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Dates: 1920s

Johns Hopkins University Josephine Baker collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0725
Abstract Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) and to become a world-famous entertainer. The collection contains 27 unique pieces: ephemeral books, promotional flyers and vintage black-and-white photos (primarily...
Dates: 1927-approximately 1970

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African American entertainers 1
Dancers 1
Erotic art 1
Germany 1
Women in art 1