Portrait of Nan Halperin in White Trimmed Coat

Portrait of Nan Helperin in White Trimmed Coat
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17655
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproductive photograph print of Nan Halperin.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
13 inches
Width: 
0
Height: 
19 inches
Description: 

She 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 photograph, Halperin sports a plush, white fur-trimmed coat, silk blouse, and soutache hat with a folded brim. She is turned away from the camera with an expression like she is in mid-conversation with someone out of the frame. She could also be disregarding the shot, assuming the cavalier persona associated with her affluent attire.

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