Pearl Primus - Speak to Me of Rivers

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900 - 1992


1944; print about 1980

Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 5/16 × 13 1/8 in. (23.7 × 33.4 cm)

Sheet: 10 15/16 × 13 3/4 in. (27.8 × 35 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 graphite, lower right margin: Barbara Morgan - 1944 [in script]; signed, dated, and titled, in ink, on reverse, center: PEARL PRIMUS - SPEAK TO ME OF RIVERS - 1944 - C. 1980 [with wavy underscore] / Barbara Morgan [in script]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 3

Course History

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


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

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