Portrait of Nan Halperin Seated

Portrait of Nan Halperin Seated
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17632
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A sepia toned reproduction photograph-print of Nan Halperin.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Nan Halperin appeared on the vaudeville stage at the age of fifteen performing impersonations and comedic musical numbers. Over the course of her career, she became known as America’s “Famous Satirist” for her impersonations of the life stages of ordinary American women as well as the "Wonder Girl" because of how fast she was able to change costumes while doing these impersonations. In this full-length photograph from 1920, she is depicted in a seated position just to the right of center with her knees pulled up close to her chest and hands clasped in front of her shins. While her face is directed straight at the viewer, she gazes coyly toward the upper corner of the space with puckered lips. Her bobbed curly hair is adorned with bow. She is dressed in a short-sleeved satin blouse, velvet shorts, and satin heeled shoes. She sits upon an ornately decorated tapestry. The shadow in the background reflects her image perfectly.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes