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Ruby Sheppard Davis photograph collection

Title
Ruby Sheppard Davis photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Davis, Ruby.
Publication
[194-?]-1974.

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p1bc Davis, Ruby Sheppard Ruby Sheppard Davis scrapbooks, 1948-1978 (CstRLIN)NYPW89-A81
Description
  • 12 items (1 folder); 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 9 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 1 photographic print : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 1 photographic print : color ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1940-1979.
  • Group portraits – 1950-1979.
  • Publicity photographs – 1940-1969.
  • Fashion photographs – 1950-1969.
  • Keepsakes – 1970-1979.
  • Snapshots – 1970-1979.
  • Silver gelatin prints – 1940-1979.
  • Photographic prints – Color – 1970-1979.
  • Photomontages – 1950-1969.
  • Inscriptions – 1950-1979.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Many items have handwritten descriptive information on recto; some items have handwritten descriptive information on verso; some items have captions; some items have inscriptions by Davis and Leigh Whipper; one item has photographer's handstamp on verso; some images are duplicates.
  • Collection contains work by M&M Smith, Lorenzo Tucker, and Lloyd Yearwood.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items restricted; permission of photographer is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • Ruby Davis was an actress, singer, composer, poet and playwright, who was also the private secretary to actor Leigh Whipper.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Ruby Sheppard Davis Scrapbooks, 1948-1978.
Call Number
Sc Photo Ruby Sheppard Davis Collection
OCLC
NYPG97-F33
Author
Davis, Ruby.
Title
Ruby Sheppard Davis photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[194-?]-1974.
Summary
The Ruby Sheppard Davis Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of her acting and modeling careers, from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. Images consist of a full-length portrait of Davis (dated 1974, but probably earlier); photomontages of studio portraits of Davis posing for publicity or fashion shots (ca. 1959-1960); a photomontage of scenes from plays and operas in which she performed; a portrait of her uncle, actor Leigh Whipper; a photomontage of Davis and Whipper (1963); Davis, Whipper, and an unidentified guest seated in the audience of the Apollo Theatre on Whipper's 92nd birthday (Nov. 29, 1968); a matted souvenir snapshot depicting Davis, George Booker, and George Licorish attending a Negro Actors Guild yacht party (Aug. 2, 1971), with an attached snapshot of Davis as a Quaker woman from the movie "The Life of Harriet Tubman" (1958); a publicity still of the Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.) Dramatics Group summer stock production of "Piano Playing Days" (1961); and a portrait of Irvin C. Miller, owner/manager/producer of Brown Skin Models.
Terms Of Use
Some items restricted; permission of photographer is required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Ruby Sheppard Davis Scrapbooks, 1948-1978.
Biography
Ruby Davis was an actress, singer, composer, poet and playwright, who was also the private secretary to actor Leigh Whipper.
Local Note
Sc MG 517
Added Author
Tucker, Lorenzo. Photographer
Yearwood, Lloyd. Photographer
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Found In:
p1bc Davis, Ruby Sheppard Ruby Sheppard Davis scrapbooks, 1948-1978 (CstRLIN)NYPW89-A81
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Ruby Sheppard Davis Collection
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