Pearl Primus - Speak to Me of Rivers

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900 - 1992



Gelatin silver print

Image: 7 1/8 × 9 in. (18.1 × 22.8 cm)

Mount: 8 7/8 × 10 1/2 in. (22.5 × 26.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Nils and Kara Morgan



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in ink, lower right margin: 1944 / Barbara Morgan [in script]; titled, in ink, lower left margin: Pearl Primus - "Speak to me of Rivers"- [in script]; stamped, in ink, on reverse, center: COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH / BARBARA MORGAN / 120 High Point Road / Scarsdale, New York 10583 / WHEN USED IN ANY MEDIA / CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN: / PHOTOGRAPH BY BARBARA MORGAN / No Arbitrary Cropping May Be Done; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 9

Course History

Theater 10.55, African and African American Studies 32.15, Curating Black Theater, Monica Ndounou, Spring 2024

Published References

Barbara Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Morgan & Morgan, copyright 1972, ill. p. 54; Barbara Morgan, Masters of Photography, Hong Kong: Aperture Foundation, 1999, ill. p. 35.


The artist; Nils [her grandson] and Kara Morgan, Redding, Connecticut; given to present collection, 2007.

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